Quark stars: features and findings

  title={Quark stars: features and findings},
  author={Prashanth Jaikumar},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C},
  • P. Jaikumar
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal C
Under extreme conditions of temperature and/or density, quarks and gluons are expected to undergo a deconfinement phase transition. While this is an ephemeral phenomenon at the ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collider (BNL-RHIC), quark matter may exist naturally in the dense interior of neutron stars. Here, we present an appraisal of the possible phase structure of dense quark matter inside neutron stars, and the likelihood of its existence given the current status of neutron star observations. We… Expand
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