Selected Recent Works

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    A Lower Limit on the Heat Capacity of a Neutron Star Core (2017)
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    Cooling Nuclear Pasta in Accreting Neutron Stars (2017)
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    Strong Neutrino Cooling in the Accreted Neutron Star Ocean (2016)
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    Strong Shallow Heating in the Neutron Star Transient MAXI J0556-332 (2015)
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    A Strong Neutrino Cooling Process in Neutron Star Crusts (2014)
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    A New Low-Temperature Triple-Alpha Rate (2012)
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    An Empirical Dense Matter Equation of State (2010, 2013)
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    A Possible Resonance in the Carbon Fusion Cross-Section (2009)
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    Cooling Neutron Star Crusts (2009)

Student projects

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Research group

Research Associates

Dr. Adam Jacobs JINA-CEE postdoctoral fellow

Graduate students

  • Ryan Connolly
  • Zac Johnston (Monash University)

Undergraduate students

  • Bradley Frink
  • Pham Nguyen
  • Zehao Hu (Xi'an Jiaotong University)
  • Samantha Gunter (MSU Professorial Assistant)

Affiliations and grant acknowledgements


  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
  2. National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
  3. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics-Center for the Evolution of the Elements
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For work on neutron stars
EFB is supported by the US National Science Foundation grant AST-1516969.
General work on nuclear astrophysics
See the JINA-CEE acknowledgement.