Superfluidity and Superconductivity in Neutron Stars

  • Brynmor HaskellEmail author
  • Armen Sedrakian
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 457)


This review focuses on applications of the ideas of superfluidity and superconductivity in neutron stars in a broader context, ranging from the microphysics of pairing in nucleonic superfluids to macroscopic manifestations of superfluidity in pulsars. The exposition of the basics of pairing, vorticity and mutual friction can serve as an introduction to the subject. We also review some topics of recent interest, including the various types of pinning of vortices, glitches, and oscillations in neutron stars containing superfluid phases of baryonic matter.



B.H. has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 702713. A.S. is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Grant No. SE 1836/3-2). We acknowledge the support by the NewCompStar COST Action MP1304 and by the PHAROS COST Action CA 16214.


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