Exotic atoms at extremely high magnetic fields: the case of neutron star atmosphere

  title={Exotic atoms at extremely high magnetic fields: the case of neutron star atmosphere},
  author={Andrea Fontana and Alessandro Colombi and Pietro Carretta and Alessandro Drago and Paolo Esposito and Paola Gianotti and Carlotta Giusti and Diego Lonardoni and Alessandro Lovato and Vincenzo Lucherini and Francesco Pederiva},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory},
The presence of exotic states of matter in neutron stars (NSs) is currently an open issue in physics. The appearance of muons, kaons, hyperons, and other exotic particles in the inner regions of the NS, favored by energetic considerations, is considered to be an effective mechanism to soften the equation of state (EoS). In the so-called two-families scenario, the softening of the EoS allows for NSs characterized by very small radii, which become unstable and convert into a quark stars (QSs). In… 

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