Probing Crust Meltdown in Inspiraling Binary Neutron Stars

16 Oct 2020 Pan Zhen Lyu Zhenwei Bonga Béatrice Ortiz Néstor Yang Huan

Thanks to recent measurements of tidal deformability and radius, the nuclear equation of state and structure of neutron stars are now better understood. Here, we show that through resonant tidal excitations in a binary inspiral, the neutron crust generically undergoes elastic-to-plastic transition, which leads to crust heating and eventually meltdown... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
  • GENERAL RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM COSMOLOGY