23-27 January 2017
Bormio, Italy
Europe/Berlin timezone

Inferences on the specific heat and neutrino emissivity of dense matter from accreting neutron stars

26 Jan 2017, 09:00
45m
Bormio, Italy

Bormio, Italy

Overview Talk Thursday Morning

Speaker

Prof. Edward Brown (MSU)

Description

Many neutron stars are in binaries and accrete matter transferred from their companion. Often, this accretion is intermittent: the neutron star accretes rapidly for a time, and then is quiescent for a long time. In this talk, I will discuss recent efforts to constrain the core heat capacity and neutrino emissivity of matter at densities above saturation from observations of the surface temperatures of quiescent neutron star transients immediately following an accretion outburst.

Summary

Many neutron stars are in binaries and accrete matter transferred from their companion. Often, this accretion is intermittent: the neutron star accretes rapidly for a time, and then is quiescent for a long time. In this talk, I will discuss recent efforts to constrain the core heat capacity and neutrino emissivity of matter at densities above saturation from observations of the surface temperatures of quiescent neutron star transients immediately following an accretion outburst.

Primary author

Prof. Edward Brown (MSU)

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