Quark deconfinement in neutron star cores: the effects of spin-down

@article{Staff2006QuarkDI,
  title={Quark deconfinement in neutron star cores: the effects of spin-down},
  author={Jan E. Staff and Rachid Ouyed and Prashanth Jaikumar},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={645}
}
We study the role of spin-down in driving quark deconfinement in the high-density cores of isolated neutron stars. Assuming spin-down to be solely due to magnetic braking, we obtain typical timescales to quark deconfinement for neutron stars that are born with Keplerian frequencies. Employing different equations of state (EOSs), we determine the minimum and maximum neutron star masses that will allow for deconfinement via spin-down only. We find that the time to reach deconfinement is strongly… Expand

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