Superfluidity in Neutron Stars

  title={Superfluidity in Neutron Stars},
  author={GORDON BAYM and CHRISTOPHER PETHICK and David Pines},
MATTER in the interior of a typical neutron star is a mixture of three degenerate interacting quantum liquids—neutrons, protons and electrons, the latter two having a density at most a few per cent that of the neutrons1. The mixture, bounded on the inside by a superdense core of hadrons, muons and so on, and most likely by a solid mantle on the outside2, is of density between 5 × 1013 and 1015 g cm−3. As was first pointed out by Migdal3, and more recently discussed by others4–8, there are quite… CONTINUE READING