Unified interacting quark matter and its astrophysical implications

@article{Zhang2021UnifiedIQ,
  title={Unified interacting quark matter and its astrophysical implications},
  author={Chen Zhang and Robert B. Mann},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2021},
  volume={103}
}
We investigate interacting quark matter (IQM), including the perturbative QCD correction and color superconductivity, for both up-down quark matter ($ud$QM) and strange quark matter (SQM). We first derive an equation of state (EOS) unifying all cases by a simple reparametrization and rescaling, through which we manage to maximally reduce the number of degrees of freedom. We find, in contrast to the conventional EOS $p=1/3(\rho-4B_{\rm eff})$ for non-interacting quark matter, that taking the… Expand

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