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A eutectic in carbon-oxygen white dwarfs?

Stevenson, D. J. (1979) A eutectic in carbon-oxygen white dwarfs? In: Physique de la Matière Dense. Journal de Physique. Colloque. No.C-2. Société Franc̜aise de Physique , Paris, France, pp. 61-64. ISBN 9782902731152.

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When the interior of a white dwarf begins to freeze, the coexisting solid and liquid phases will have different compositions in general. Two models for the carbon-oxygen phase diagram are described. In the more realistic model, a pronounced eutetic is predicted and the solid phase is either pure carbon or pure oxygen. The model predicts that a white dwarf begins to freeze later in its evolution and then cools more slowly.

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Additional Information:© 1980 Société Française de Physique.
Series Name:Journal de Physique. Colloque
Issue or Number:C-2
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