NSCool: Neutron star cooling code

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NSCool: Neutron star cooling code

Post by Ada Coda » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:32 am

NSCool: Neutron star cooling code

Abstract: NSCool is a 1D (i.e., spherically symmetric) neutron star cooling code written in Fortran 77. The package also contains a series of EOSs (equation of state) to build stars, a series of pre-built stars, and a TOV (Tolman- Oppenheimer-Volkoff) integrator to build stars from an EOS. It can also handle “strange stars” that have a huge density discontinuity between the quark matter and the covering thin baryonic crust. NSCool solves the heat transport and energy balance equations in whole GR, resulting in a time sequence of temperature profiles (and, in particular, a Teff - age curve). Several heating processes are included, and more can easily be incorporated. In particular it can evolve a star undergoing accretion with the resulting deep crustal heating, under a steady or time-variable accretion rate. NSCool is robust, very fast, and highly modular, making it easy to add new subroutines for new processes.

Credit: Page, Dany

Site: http://www.astroscu.unam.mx/neutrones/NSCool/

Bibcode: 2016ascl.soft09009P

ID: ascl:1609.009

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