Neutron-Mirror-Neutron Oscillation and Neutron Star Cooling.

  title={Neutron-Mirror-Neutron Oscillation and Neutron Star Cooling.},
  author={Itzhak Goldman and R. N. Mohapatra and Shmuel Nussinov and Yong-chao Zhang},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={129 6},
It was pointed out in a recent paper that the observed cooling rate of old, cold neutron stars (NS) can provide an upper limit on the transition rate of neutron to mirror neutron (n-n^{'}). This limit is so stringent that it would preclude any discovery of n→n^{'} oscillation in the current round of terrestrial searches for the process. Motivated by this crucially important conclusion, we critically analyze this suggestion and note an interesting new effect present in nearly exact mirror models… 

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