Evolution of Proto-Neutron Stars

  title={Evolution of Proto-Neutron Stars},
  author={Jos{\'e} A. Pons and Sanjay Reddy and Manju Prakash and James M. Lattimer and J. A. Miralles},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We study the thermal and chemical evolution during the Kelvin-Helmholtz phase of the birth of a neutron star, employing neutrino opacities that are consistently calculated with the underlying equation of state (EOS). Expressions for the diffusion coefficients appropriate for general relativistic neutrino transport in the equilibrium diffusion approximation are derived. The diffusion coefficients are evaluated using a field-theoretical finite-temperature EOS that includes the possible presence… 
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