Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs

  • Gordon Baym
Part of the The IBM Research Symposia Series book series (IRSS)


This talk reviews the structure of neutron stars and white dwarfs, and the role of solid state physics in determining their properties. The nature of the matter in neutron stars (matter essentially in its absolute ground state), and the determination of its equation of state are first discussed; this is followed by a description of the resulting stellar models. Superconductivity and superfluidity in the interior, and other solid state aspects of these stars are then reviewed.


Neutron Star White Dwarf Central Density Crab Pulsar Free Neutron 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Baym
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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