Topological Currents in Neutron Stars: Kicks, Precession, Toroidal Fields, and Magnetic Helicity

@article{Charbonneau2010TopologicalCI,
  title={Topological Currents in Neutron Stars: Kicks, Precession, Toroidal Fields, and Magnetic Helicity},
  author={J. Charbonneau and A. Zhitnitsky},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={2010},
  pages={010-010}
}
The effects of anomalies in high density QCD are striking. We consider a direct application of one of these effects, namely topological currents, on the physics of neutron stars. All the elements required for topological currents are present in neutron stars: degenerate matter, large magnetic fields, and parity violating processes. These conditions lead to the creation of vector currents capable of carrying momentum and inducing magnetic fields. We estimate the size of these currents for many… Expand

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