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Upper critical field and (non)-superconductivity of magnetars
, A. Sedrakian
Published in Maik Nauka-Interperiodica Publishing
Volume: 46
Issue: 5
Pages: 826 - 829
We construct equilibrium models of compact stars using a realistic equation of state and obtain the density range occupied by the proton superconductor in strong B-fields. We do so by combining the density profiles of our models with microscopic calculations of proton pairing gaps and the critical unpairing field Hc2 above which the proton type-II superconductivity is destroyed. We find that magnetars with interior homogeneous field within the range 0.1 ≤ B16 ≤ 2, where B16 = B/1016 G, are partially superconducting, whereas those with B16 > 2 are void of superconductivity. We briefly discuss the neutrino emissivity and superfluid dynamics of magnetars in the light of their (non)-superconductivity. © 2015, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
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JournalPhysics of Particles and Nuclei
PublisherMaik Nauka-Interperiodica Publishing