Nuclear structure and dynamics in the inner crust of neutron stars
- Piotr Magierski,
- A. Bulgac
We review the properties of the cold nuclear matter forming the inner crust of neutron stars. Due to the low density the nuclear matter is inhomogeneous and consists of nuclei immersed in a neutron superfluid. We discuss the dynamical properties of the system in the hydrodynamical approach. We calculate the renormalized nuclear mass and the strength of the medium-induced interaction between nuclei. We argue that these effects noticeably modify the properties of the Coulomb crystal in the inner crust. In the bottom of the crust the scattering of neutrons on nuclear inhomegeneities leads to the significant correction to the total energy of the system. This correction resembles the Casimir energy and turns out to have a large influence on the structure of the crust. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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- Nuclear Physics A, ISSN 0375-9474
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- 1-4 SUPPL.
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- DOI:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2004.04.023 Opening in a new tab
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