Two types of glitches in a solid quark star model

  title={Two types of glitches in a solid quark star model},
  author={E.-P. Zhou and Jiguang Lu and Hao Tong and Renxin Xu},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • E. Zhou, Jiguang Lu, R. Xu
  • Published 10 April 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Glitch (sudden spin-up) is a common phenomenon in pulsar observations. However, the physical mechanism of glitch is still a matter of debate because it depends on the puzzle of pulsar's inner structure, i.e. the equation of state of dense matter. Some pulsars (e.g. Vela like) show large glitches (Delta nu/nu similar to 10(-6)) but release negligible energy, whereas the large glitches of AXPs/SGRs (anomalous X-ray pulsars/soft gamma repeaters) are usually (but not always) accompanied with… 

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