Strong hyperon-nucleon pairing in neutron stars

Xian Rong Zhou, Xiamen University
H. J. Schulze, Università degli Studi di Catania
Feng Pan, Liaoning Normal University
J. P. Draayer, Louisiana State University


We explore the possibilities of hyperon-nucleon pairing, involving Λ or Σ- hyperons, using different Nijmegen hyperon-nucleon potentials. We find possible very large nΣ- gaps and estimate their relevance for neutron star physics. © 2005 The American Physical Society.