Electroweak stars: How nature may capitalize on the standard model's ultimate fuel

  title={Electroweak stars: How nature may capitalize on the standard model's ultimate fuel},
  author={De-Chang Dai and Arthur Lue and Glenn D Starkman and Dejan Stojkovic},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
We study the possible existence of an electroweak star — a compact stellar-mass object whose central core temperature is higher than the electroweak symmetry restoration temperature. We found a solution to the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equations describing such an object. The parameters of such a star are not substantially different from a neutron star — its mass is around 1.3 Solar masses while its radius is around 8km. What is different is the existence of a small electroweak core. The… Expand

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