Neutrino interactions in dense stellar matter
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2 Center for Theoretical Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, MS B283, NM 87545, Los Alamos, USA
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Weak-interaction rates play an important role in the birth of neutron stars in core collapse supernova and their subsequent thermal evolution. In this paper, I highlight the role of strong interactions and phase transitions in calculations of neutrino scattering and emission rates in dense stellar matter.
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