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Title: Quark stars : features and findings.

Abstract

Under extreme conditions of temperature and/or density, quarks and gluons are expected to undergo a deconfinement phase transition. While this is an ephemeral phenomenon at the ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collider (BNL-RHIC), quark matter may exist naturally in the dense interior of neutron stars. Here, we present an appraisal of the possible phase structure of dense quark matter inside neutron stars, and the likelihood of its existence given the current status of neutron star observations. We conclude that quark matter inside neutron stars cannot be dismissed as a possibility, although recent observational evidence rules out most soft equations of state.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
962537
Report Number(s):
ANL/PHY/JA-57172
TRN: US0902881
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Eur. J. of Phys. C; Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; EQUATIONS OF STATE; GLUONS; NEUTRON STARS; QUARK MATTER; QUARKS; STARS

Citation Formats

Jaikumar, P., and Physics. Quark stars : features and findings.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0064-y.
Jaikumar, P., & Physics. Quark stars : features and findings.. United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0064-y.
Jaikumar, P., and Physics. Mon . "Quark stars : features and findings.". United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0064-y.
@article{osti_962537,
title = {Quark stars : features and findings.},
author = {Jaikumar, P. and Physics},
abstractNote = {Under extreme conditions of temperature and/or density, quarks and gluons are expected to undergo a deconfinement phase transition. While this is an ephemeral phenomenon at the ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collider (BNL-RHIC), quark matter may exist naturally in the dense interior of neutron stars. Here, we present an appraisal of the possible phase structure of dense quark matter inside neutron stars, and the likelihood of its existence given the current status of neutron star observations. We conclude that quark matter inside neutron stars cannot be dismissed as a possibility, although recent observational evidence rules out most soft equations of state.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0064-y},
journal = {Eur. J. of Phys. C},
number = 2007,
volume = 49,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}