# Neutron Star Structure and the Equation of State(Nuclear Astrophysics,New Frontiers in QCD 2010-Exotic Hadron Systems and Dense Matter-)

@article{Lattimer2001NeutronSS, title={Neutron Star Structure and the Equation of State(Nuclear Astrophysics,New Frontiers in QCD 2010-Exotic Hadron Systems and Dense Matter-)}, author={James M. Lattimer and Manju Prakash}, journal={Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement}, year={2001}, pages={1-8} }

The structure of neutron stars is considered from theoretical and observational perspectives. We demonstrate an important aspect of neutron star structure: the neutron star radius is primarily determined by the behavior of the pressure of matter in the vicinity of nuclear matter equilibrium density. In the event that extreme softening does not occur at these densities, the radius is virtually independent of the mass and is determined by the magnitude of the pressure. For equations of state with…

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