Journal Article

Velocity-dependent energy gaps and dynamics of superfluid neutron stars

M. E. Gusakov and E. M. Kantor

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 428, issue 1, pages L26-L30
Published in print January 2013 |
Published online October 2012 | e-ISSN: 1745-3933 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/sls007

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We show that suppression of the baryon energy gaps, caused by the relative motion of superfluid and normal liquid components, can substantially influence dynamical properties and evolution of neutron stars. This effect has been previously ignored in the neutron star literature.

Keywords: stars: interiors; stars: neutron; stars: oscillations

Journal Article.  4085 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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