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Vortex creep and the internal temperature of neutron stars. I - General theoryThe theory of a neutron star superfluid coupled to normal matter via thermal creep against pinning forces is developed in some detail. General equations of motion for a pinned rotating superfluid and their form for vortex creep are given. Steady state creep and the way in which the system approaches the steady state are discussed. The developed formalism is applied to the postglitch relaxation of a pulsar, and detailed models are developed which permit explicit calculation of the postglitch response. The energy dissipation associated with creep and glitches is considered.
Document ID
19840037718
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Alpar, M. A. (Illinois Univ. Urbana, IL, United States)
Pines, D. (Illinois, University Urbana, IL, United States)
Anderson, P. W. (AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., Murray Hill; Princeton University Princeton, NJ, United States)
Shaham, J. (Columbia University New York, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1
Volume: 276
ISSN: 0004-637X
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF PHY-80-23721
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF PHY-80-25605
CONTRACT_GRANT: NATO-RG-18681
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7653
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-3073
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