Topological characterization of neutron star crusts

  title={Topological characterization of neutron star crusts},
  author={C. Dorso and P. A. G. Molinelli and J. L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Physical Review C},
  • C. Dorso, P. A. G. Molinelli, J. López
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Physical Review C
  • Neutron star crusts are studied using a classical molecular dynamics model developed for heavy ion reactions. After the model is shown to produce a plethora of the so-called "pasta" shapes, a series of techniques borrowed from nuclear physics, condensed matter physics and topology are used to craft a method that can be used to characterize the shape of the pasta structures in an unequivocal way. 


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