Protoneutron star cooling with convection: the effect of the symmetry energy.

  title={Protoneutron star cooling with convection: the effect of the symmetry energy.},
  author={Luke F Roberts and Gang Shen and Vincenzo Cirigliano and Jos{\'e} A. Pons and Sanjay Reddy and S. E. Woosley},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={108 6},
We model neutrino emission from a newly born neutron star subsequent to a supernova explosion to study its sensitivity to the equation of state, neutrino opacities, and convective instabilities at high baryon density. We find the time period and spatial extent over which convection operates is sensitive to the behavior of the nuclear symmetry energy at and above nuclear density. When convection ends within the protoneutron star, there is a break in the predicted neutrino emission that may be… 
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