Equations of State and Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars in Light of PSR J1614-2230

@inproceedings{Xu2012EquationsOS,
  title={Equations of State and Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars in Light of PSR J1614-2230},
  author={C. D. Xu},
  year={2012}
}
We shall examine various types of equations of state for neutron stars, which determine the structure of neutron stars. In particular, the relation between mass and radius of neutron stars is of primary consideration. By combining an equation of state (EOS) with the Tolmann-Oppenheimer-Volkoff structure equations, we can determine the theoretical maximum mass of a neutron star for a given equation of state. One question we seek to answer is whether quark matter can exist in the core of a… CONTINUE READING