# The maximum mass of a neutron star

@article{Kalogera1996TheMM, title={The maximum mass of a neutron star}, author={Vassiliki Kalogera and Gordon Baym}, journal={The Astrophysical Journal}, year={1996}, volume={470} }

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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