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Fast magnetic field evolution in neutron stars: The key role of magnetically induced fluid motions in the core

Ofengeim D., Гусаков М. Е.

In [Gusakov et al. Phys. Rev. D 96, 103012 (2017), 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.103012], we proposed a self-consistent method to study the quasistationary evolution of the magnetic field in neutron-star cores. Here, we apply it to calculate the instantaneous particle velocities and other parameters of interest, which are fixed by specifying the magnetic field configuration. Interestingly, we found that the magnetic field can lead to generation of a macroscopic fluid motion with the velocity significantly exceeding the diffusion particle velocities. This result calls into question the standard view on the magnetic field evolution in neutron stars and suggests a new, shorter time scale for such evolution.