Force on a neutron quantized vortex pinned to proton fluxoids in the superfluid core of cold neutron stars

  title={Force on a neutron quantized vortex pinned to proton fluxoids in the superfluid core of cold neutron stars},
  author={Aur'elien Sourie and Nicolas Chamel},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • A. Sourie, N. Chamel
  • Published 24 January 2020
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The superfluid and superconducting core of a cold rotating neutron star (NS) is expected to be threaded by a tremendous number of neutron quantized vortices and proton fluxoids. Their interactions are unavoidable and may have important astrophysical implications. In this paper, the various contributions to the force acting on a single vortex to which fluxoids are pinned are clarified. The general expression of the force is derived by applying the variational multifluid formalism developed by… 

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