Nature of fault planes in solid neutron star matter

  title={Nature of fault planes in solid neutron star matter},
  author={P. B. Jones},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
The properties of tectonic earthquake sources are compared with those deduced here for fault planes in solid neutron-star matter. The conclusion that neutron-star matter cannot exhibit brittle fracture at any temperature or magnetic field is significant for current theories of pulsar glitches, and of the anomalous X-ray pulsars and soft-gamma repeaters. 
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