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A dense two-component plasma in a strong gravity field and thermal conductivity of neutron stars
F.V. De Blasio
Received 3 March 1999 / Accepted 28 September 1999
Electron - impurity scattering in the crust of neutron stars may be a relevant mechanism in delaying the cooling and in enhancing the decay of the pulsar's magnetic field. Extending previous work, in the present note I investigate the physics of the interfaces between layers in the crust of an isolated neutron star. The calculations confirm the possible presence of high impurity concentrations and thus imply a decrease of the transport properties at low temperature.
Key words: dense matter stars: neutron
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Online publication: January 18, 2000