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Novel neutron decay mode inside neutron stars

@inproceedings{Husain2022NovelND,
  title={Novel neutron decay mode inside neutron stars},
  author={Wasif Husain and A. W. Thomas},
  year={2022}
}
. We explore the suggestion that the neutron lifetime puzzle might be resolved by neutrons decaying into dark matter through the process, n → χχχ , with χ having a mass one third of that of the neutron. In particular, we examine the consequences of such a decay mode for the properties of neutron stars. Unlike an earlier suggested decay mode, in order to satisfy the constraints on neutron star mass and tidal deformability, there is no need for a strong repulsive force between the dark matter… 

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