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Title: Transport properties of the Fermi hard-sphere system
Author: Mecca, Angela
Lovato, Alessandro
Benhar, Omar
Polls Martí, Artur
Keywords: Estels de neutrons
Neutron stars
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2016
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: The transport properties of neutron star matter play an important role in many astrophysical processes. We report the results of a calculation of the shear viscosity and thermal conductivity coefficients of the hard-sphere fermion system of degeneracy ν=2, that can be regarded as a model of pure neutron matter. Our approach is based on the effective interaction obtained from the formalism of correlated basis functions and the cluster expansion technique. The resulting transport coefficients show a strong sensitivity to the quasiparticle effective mass, reflecting the effect of second-order contributions to the self-energy that are not taken into account in nuclear matter studies available in the literature.
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It is part of: Physical Review C, 2016, vol. 93, num. 3, p. 035802-1-035802-10
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ISSN: 2469-9985
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