Compact stars in the standard model - and beyond

  title={Compact stars in the standard model - and beyond},
  author={Fredrik Sandin},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields},
  • Fredrik Sandin
  • Published 18 October 2004
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields
Abstract.In the context of the standard model of particle physics, there is a definite upper limit to the density of stable compact stars. However, if there is a deeper layer of constituents, below that of quarks and leptons, stability may be re-established far beyond this limiting density and a new class of compact stars could exist. These objects would cause gravitational lensing of gamma-ray bursts and white dwarfs, which might be observable as line features in the spectrum. Such… 

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