Can stellar mass black holes be quark stars?


We investigate the possibility that stellar mass black holes, with masses in the range of 3.8M⊙ and 6M⊙, respectively, could be in fact quark stars in the Color-Flavor-Locked (CFL) phase. Depending on the value of the gap parameter, rapidly rotating CFL quark stars can achieve much higher masses than standard neutron stars, thus making them possible stellar… (More)


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@inproceedings{Kovcs2009CanSM, title={Can stellar mass black holes be quark stars?}, author={Zsuzsanna Kov{\'a}cs and Kwong Sang Cheng}, year={2009} }