I think the most rational theory for neutron stars is that they arise during the destruction of a "tired" ordinary stellar star. Inasmuch as I am an ether theorist my Model for the formation of a neutron star is along those lines. Destruction of an ordinary star whose internal energy has been depleted would have to involve energic forces of extreme violence beyond our ordinary experience. It's quite possible that that volence could erase atomic signatures in the star system. The concomitant energy flux would be not only violent but chaotic, and electrical processes such as resonance would not occur there. My concept of an etheric continuum includes the idea that space is not "empty" as physicists now propose, and that there is no such thing as solid-matter "particles" (instead there are "particle capacities" made up of elemental etheric units with uniform resonant "nodes" derived from first causal space). The scale at which all energic processes take place is at the elemental scale involving uniform, organizing, elemental nodes with larger energy units like electrons built up from the etheric units but still resonating via these elemental nodes. Returning to the hypothetical situation of a newly-destructed star and the chaotic energy fluxes associated with it, one would have neutronic, protonic, and electronic etheric and etheroidal units (but not intact atoms) which may be able to resonate like-to-like, but not electrically. The likeliest mechanism for like-to-like resonance would be according to energy-unit size. Neutronic units would resonate like-to-like to form a neutron star. Protonic units would likewise aggregate into a new star (Nova). The electronic units would produce cosmic rays such as gamma rays. The neutron star would leave the area and enter space, resonating in the etheric continuum with spatial neutronic attractors.