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Electron Captures and Stability of White Dwarfs

  title={Electron Captures and Stability of White Dwarfs},
  author={Nicolas Chamel and Loic Perot and A. F. Fantina and Debarati Chatterjee and S. Ghosh and J. Novak and Micaela Oertel},
Electron captures by atomic nuclei in dense matter are among the most important processes governing the late evolution of stars, limiting in particular the stability of white dwarfs. Despite considerable progress in the determination of the equation of state of dense Coulomb plasmas, the threshold electron Fermi energies are still generally estimated from the corresponding Q values in vacuum. Moreover, most studies have focused on nonmagnetized matter. However, some white dwarfs are endowed… 


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