Feb 7 – 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Lansing
US/Eastern timezone

Simulating the Phase Separated rp-ash

Feb 7, 2017, 2:15 PM
Radisson Hotel Lansing

Radisson Hotel Lansing

111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Talk [Main Conference] Contributed talk Session 3


Mr Matthew Caplan (Indiana University)


The composition and phase separation of rp-ash on accreting neutron stars determine the thermal properties of the crust. These properties must be understood to interpret observations of crust cooling in X-ray bursts. In this work, we report on recent large scale molecular dynamics simulations of the outer crust. Using the compositions calculated by Mckinven et al. 2016, we study the structure of the crystal that forms, as well as diffusion and thermal properties of the crust.

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Mr Matthew Caplan (Indiana University)

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