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Title: Ising Analogue to Compact-Star Matter

Abstract

By constructing an Ising analogue of compact-star matter at subsaturation density we explored the effect of Coulomb frustration on the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition. Our conclusion is twofold. First, the range of temperatures where inhomogeneous phases form expands with increasing Coulomb-field strength. Second, within the approximation of uniform electron distribution, the limiting point upon which the phase-coexistence region ends does not exhibit any critical behavior. Possible astrophysics consequences and thermodynamical connections are discussed.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. GANIL (DSM-CEA/IN2P3-CNRS), Boulevard H. Becquerel, F-14076 Caen cedex (France) and LPC - IN2P3-CNRS/Ensicaen et Universite, F-14076 Caen cedex (France)
  2. GANIL (DSM-CEA/IN2P3-CNRS), Boulevard H. Becquerel, F-14076 Caen cedex (France)
  3. LPC - IN2P3-CNRS/Ensicaen et Universite, F-14076 Caen cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951173
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.131102; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; APPROXIMATIONS; ASTROPHYSICS; COULOMB FIELD; ELECTRONS; ISING MODEL; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; STARS

Citation Formats

Napolitani, P., Chomaz, Ph., Hasnaoui, K. H. O., and Gulminelli, F.. Ising Analogue to Compact-Star Matter. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.131102.
Napolitani, P., Chomaz, Ph., Hasnaoui, K. H. O., & Gulminelli, F.. Ising Analogue to Compact-Star Matter. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.131102.
Napolitani, P., Chomaz, Ph., Hasnaoui, K. H. O., and Gulminelli, F.. Fri . "Ising Analogue to Compact-Star Matter". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.131102.
@article{osti_20951173,
title = {Ising Analogue to Compact-Star Matter},
author = {Napolitani, P. and Chomaz, Ph. and Hasnaoui, K. H. O. and Gulminelli, F.},
abstractNote = {By constructing an Ising analogue of compact-star matter at subsaturation density we explored the effect of Coulomb frustration on the nuclear liquid-gas phase transition. Our conclusion is twofold. First, the range of temperatures where inhomogeneous phases form expands with increasing Coulomb-field strength. Second, within the approximation of uniform electron distribution, the limiting point upon which the phase-coexistence region ends does not exhibit any critical behavior. Possible astrophysics consequences and thermodynamical connections are discussed.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.131102},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 13,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}