Sep 27 – 30, 2021
Yerevan, Armenia
Etc/GMT+4 timezone

Diffusion as the main source of dissipation in superconducting neutron stars

Sep 29, 2021, 11:50 AM
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Department of Physics, Alex Manukyan str. 1, Yerevan, Armenia


Elena Kantor (Ioffe Institute)


We show that the diffusion of various particle species in superconducting neutron star cores can be extremely powerful dissipative mechanism. In particular, it can be much more efficient than the shear and bulk viscosities. This result has important implications for the damping times of NS oscillations, development and saturation of dynamical instabilities in NSs, and for the excitation and coupling of oscillation modes during the late inspiral of binary NSs.

Primary authors

Kirill Kraav (Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sc) Mikhail Gusakov (Ioffe Institute) Elena Kantor (Ioffe Institute)

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