Optically opaque color-flavor locked phase inside compact stars

Igor Shovkovy, Paul J. Ellis

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Abstract

The contribution of thermally excited electron-positron pairs to the bulk properties of the color-flavor locked quark phase inside compact stars is examined. The presence of these pairs causes the photon mean free path to be much smaller than a typical core radius (R0 ≃ 1 km) for all temperatures above 25 keV so that the photon contribution to the thermal conductivity is much smaller than that of the Nambu-Goldstone bosons. We also find that the electrons and positrons dominate the electrical conductivity, while their contributions to the total thermal energy is negligible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488011-488013
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume67
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Optically opaque color-flavor locked phase inside compact stars. / Shovkovy, Igor; Ellis, Paul J.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 67, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 488011-488013.

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