The maximum mass of a neutron star

  title={The maximum mass of a neutron star},
  author={Vassiliki Kalogera and Gordon Baym},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Observational identification of black holes as members of binary systems requires the knowledge of the upper limit on the gravitational mass of a neutron star. We use modern equations of state for neutron star matter, fitted to experimental nucleon-nucleon scattering data and the properties of light nuclei, to calculate, within the framework of Rhoades & Ruffini (1974), the minimum upper limit on a neutron star mass. Regarding the equation of state as valid up to twice nuclear matter saturation… 
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Nucl. Phys. A
  • Nucl. Phys. A
  • 1995