PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 336 - XIII Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum (Confinement2018) - F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics
Transport in Dense Nuclear Matter
S. Stetina
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Pre-published on: September 12, 2019
Published on: September 26, 2019
Abstract
Dense nuclear matter in the core of neutron stars consists, in its simplest manifestation, of a plasma of degenerate neutrons, protons, electrons, and muons in $\beta$ equilibrium. I present a calculation of the scattering rates of electrons and muons, taking into account correlations of strong and electromagnetic interactions. These correlations allow for medium-induced lepton-neutron scattering, which in turn leads to a sizeable modification of the total scattering rate. The impact of induced interactions is particularly pronounced close to the crust-core boundary of neutron stars, which makes the results potentially relevant for the damping of hydrodynamic modes and r-modes.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.336.0216
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