Impact of r-modes on the cooling of neutron stars

Alford M. G. , Mahmoodifar S., Schwenzer K. O.

International Workshop on Quantum Chromodynamics - Theory and Experiment (QCD at Work), Lecce, İtalya, 18 - 21 Haziran 2012, cilt.1492, ss.257-263 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1492
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4763528
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Lecce
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İtalya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.257-263


Studying the frequency and temperature evolution of a compact star can give us valuable information about the microscopic properties of the matter inside the star. In this paper we study the effect of dissipative reheating of a neutron star due to r-mode oscillations on its temperature evolution. We find that there is still an impact of an r-mode phase on the temperature long after the star has left the instability region and the r-mode is damped completely. With accurate temperature measurements it may be possible to detect this trace of a previous r-mode phase in observed pulsars.