Constraining neutron star matter with QCD

  title={Constraining neutron star matter with QCD},
  author={Aleksi Kurkela and Eduardo S. Fraga and Jurgen Schaffner-Bielich and Aleksi Vuorinen},
  • Aleksi Kurkela, Eduardo S. Fraga, +1 author Aleksi Vuorinen
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • In recent years, there have been several successful attempts to constrain the equation of state of neutron star matter using input from low-energy nuclear physics and observational data. We demonstrate that significant further restrictions can be placed by additionally requiring the pressure to approach that of deconfined quark matter at high densities. Remarkably, the new constraints turn out to be highly insensitive to the amount — or even presence — of quark matter inside the stars. Subject… CONTINUE READING

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