Periodic box Fermi hypernetted chain calculations of neutron star crustal matter

Nicola Bassan, Stefano Fantoni, Kevin Schmidt

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Neutron star crustal matter, whose properties are relevant in many models aimed at explaining observed astrophysical phenomena, has so far always been studied using a mean-field approach. To check the results obtained in this way, a sensible next step is to make use of a realistic nuclear potential. The present paper extends the periodic box Fermi hypernetted chain method to include longitudinal-isospin dependence of the correlations, making feasible a study of asymmetric crustal matter. Results are presented for the symmetry energy, the low-density neutron star equation of state, and the single-particle neutron and proton energies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035807
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 19 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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