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Collective excitations in the neutron star inner crust

Abstract : We study the spectrum of collective excitations in the inhomogeneous phases in the neutron star inner crust within a superfluid hydrodynamics approach. Our aim is to describe the whole range of wavelengths, from the long-wavelength limit which can be described by macroscopic approaches and which is crucial for the low-energy part of the spectrum, to wavelengths of the order of the dimensions of the Wigner-Seitz cells, corresponding to the modes usually described in microscopic calculations. As an application, we will discuss the contribution of these collective modes to the specific heat of the "lasagna" phase in comparison with other known contributions.
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L. Di Gallo, M. Oertel, Michael Urban. Collective excitations in the neutron star inner crust. Physical Review C, American Physical Society, 2011, 84, pp.045801. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevC.84.045801⟩. ⟨in2p3-00616394⟩



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