PREPRINT
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Formation of Nuclear "Pasta" in Cold Neutron Star Matter

Kei Iida, Gentaro Watanabe, Katsuhiko Sato
arXiv:nucl-th/0108034

Submitted on 14 August 2001

Abstract

Formation and decay of rod-like and slab-like nuclei, as may be encountered in the outer parts of neutron stars, are examined within a zero-temperature stability analysis with respect to perturbations inducing fission and proton clustering. The nonspherical nuclei are found to be stable against these perturbations, implying the possibility that the size of the stellar region containing such nuclei exceeds the equilibrium prediction.

Preprint

Comment: 9 pages (LaTeX, PTP style), 3 Postscript figures, to be published in Prog. Theor. Phys

Subjects: Nuclear Theory; Astrophysics

URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/nucl-th/0108034