par Chamel, Nicolas ;Mutafchieva, Y. D.;Stoyanov, Zh. K.;Mihailov, L.M.;Pavlov, Rossen
Référence Journal of physics. Conference series (Online), 724, 1, page (012034)
Publication Publié, 2016-07-14
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Magnetars are neutron stars endowed with surface magnetic fields of the order of $10^{14}-10^{15}$~G, and with presumably much stronger fields in their interior. As a result of Landau quantization of electron motion, the neutron-drip transition in the crust of a magnetar is shifted to either higher or lower densities depending on the magnetic field strength. The impact of nuclear uncertainties is explored considering the recent series of Brussels-Montreal microscopic nuclear mass models. All these models are based on the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov method with generalized Skyrme functionals. They differ in their predictions for the symmetry energy coefficient at saturation, and for the stiffness of the neutron-matter equation of state. For comparison, we have also considered the very accurate but more phenomenological model of Duflo and Zuker. Although the equilibrium composition of the crust of a magnetar and the onset of neutron emission are found to be model dependent, the quantum oscillations of the threshold density are essentially universal.