Neutron Star Cooling

  title={Neutron Star Cooling},
  author={Dmitry G. Yakovlev and Oleg Y. Gnedin and Mikhail E. Gusakov and Alexander Kaminker and K. P. Levenfish and Alexander Y. Potekhin},
Observation of cooling neutron stars can potentially provide information about the states of matter at supernuclear densities. We review physical properties important for cooling such as neutrino emission processes and superfluidity in the stellar interior, surface envelopes of light elements due to accretion of matter and strong surface magnetic fields. The neutrino processes include the modified Urca process, and the direct Urca process for nucleons and exotic states of matter such as a pion… CONTINUE READING
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