Pairing properties of the inner crust of neutron stars at finite temperature
IAA, CP 226, Université Libre de Bruxelles, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Published online: 20 March 2014
We investigate the thermal properties of the inner crust of a neutron star using the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) formalism at finite temperature. We compare our results with the ones obtained solving the same equations, but within the BCS approximation. We observe that for the outermost regions of the inner crust, the two methods can show important differences, in particular when we use them to calculate the neutron specific heat of the system.
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