Rishi Sharma

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Many body effects in neutron star crusts and connection with observables

Neutron star crusts are relatively clean condensed matter systems where nuclei coexist with electrons and -- below neutron drip -- neutrons in a superfluid state. Collective effects in this many body system sometimes play important roles in the calculation of properties like heat transport, charge screening, and the response to shear deformations. I will describe the calculation of these properties. They directly effect observables like the profile of surface temperature of a neutron star, and frequencies of oscillations in giant flares.

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