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Canuto and Chou 1971

Canuto, V., and C.K. Chou, 1971: Neutrino luminosity by the ordinary URCA process in an intense magnetic field. Astrophys. Space Sci., 10, 246-264, doi:10.1007/BF00704085.

The neutrino luminosity by the ordinary URCA process in a strongly magnetized electron gas is computed. General formulae are presented for the URCA energy loss rates for an arbitrary degree of degeneracy. Analytic expressions are derived for a completely degenerate, relativistic electron plasma in the special case of neutron-proton conversion. Numerical results are given for more general cases.

The main results are as follows: the URCA energy loss rates are drastically reduced for the regime of great degeneracy by a factor up to 10-3 for Θ ≃ 1, and T9 ≲ 10, where Θ = H/Hq, Hq = m2c3/eℏ = 4.414×1013 G. In the non-degenerate regime the neutrino luminosity is enhanced approximately linearly with Θ for the temperature range 1 ≲ T9 ≲ 10. Possible applications to white dwarfs and neutron stars are briefly discussed.

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@article{ca02110s,
  author={Canuto, V. and Chou, C. K.},
  title={Neutrino luminosity by the ordinary URCA process in an intense magnetic field},
  year={1971},
  journal={Astrophys. Space Sci.},
  volume={10},
  pages={246--264},
  doi={10.1007/BF00704085},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ca02110s
AU  - Canuto, V.
AU  - Chou, C. K.
PY  - 1971
TI  - Neutrino luminosity by the ordinary URCA process in an intense magnetic field
JA  - Astrophys. Space Sci.
VL  - 10
SP  - 246
EP  - 264
DO  - 10.1007/BF00704085
ER  -

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