volume 13, issue S337, P213-216 2017
DOI: 10.1017/s174392131700970x
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Wynn C. G. Ho, Nils Andersson, Vanessa Graber

Abstract: AbstractA superconductor of paired protons is thought to form in the core of neutron stars soon after their birth. Minimum energy conditions suggest that magnetic flux is expelled from the superconducting region due to the Meissner effect, such that the neutron star core retains or is largely devoid of magnetic fields for some nuclear equation of state and proton pairing models. We show via neutron star cooling simulations that the superconducting region expands faster than flux is expected to be expelled beca…

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