The crust of rotating strange quark stars

  title={The crust of rotating strange quark stars},
  author={Julian Leszek Zdunik and Paweł Haensel and E Gourgoulhon},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Calculations of the properties of rotating strange stars with crusts are performed within the framework of general relativity. We employ an equation of state (EOS) of strange quark matter based on the MIT Bag Model with massive strange quarks and lowest order QCD interactions. The crust is described by the BPS equation of state. A signicant increase of the stellar radius is found close to the Keplerian (mass-shedding limit) conguration. This leads to the disappearance of the gap between the… Expand
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