July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Color-magnetic flux tubes in dense quark matter

Aug 5, 2018, 2:40 PM
Hall D (Arts Bldg.)

Hall D

Arts Bldg.

Invited talk F: Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics


Andreas Schmitt (University of Southampton)


In color-superconducting quark matter gluons and photons mix, and thus an external ordinary magnetic field may induce color-magnetic flux tubes. I will discuss the structure of these flux tubes, in particular pointing out a novel flux tube configuration in color-flavor locked quark matter that has a 2SC core, rather than a completely unpaired one. This configuration is energetically preferred under neutron star conditions, and I will discuss possible consequences for sustained "color-magnetic mountains" and resulting gravitational waves of isolated neutron stars.

Primary author

Andreas Schmitt (University of Southampton)

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