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Ising analogue to compact-star matter

Abstract : By constructing an Ising analogue of compact-star matter at sub-saturation density we explored the effect of Coulomb frustration on the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition. Our conclusions is twofold. First, the range of temperatures where inhomogeneous phases form expands with increasing Coulomb-field strength. Second, within the approximation of uniform electron distribution, the limiting point upon which the phase-coexistence region ends does not exhibit any critical behaviour. Possible astrophysics consequences and thermodynamical connections are discussed.
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P. Napolitani, P. Chomaz, F. Gulminelli, K. Hasnaoui. Ising analogue to compact-star matter. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2007, 98, pp.131102. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.131102⟩. ⟨in2p3-00098157⟩

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