Quark matter influence on observational properties of compact stars

  title={Quark matter influence on observational properties of compact stars},
  author={Sjoerd Hardeman},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
  • S. Hardeman
  • Published 14 October 2008
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
Abstract Densities in compact stars may be such that quarks are no longer confined in hadrons, but instead behave as weakly interacting particles. In this regime perturbative calculations are possible. Yet, due to high pressures and an attractive channel in the strong force, condensation of quarks in a superfluid state is likely. This can have interesting consequences for magnetic fields, especially in relation to the discovery of slow-period free precession in a compact star. In this… 
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