What a Two Solar Mass Neutron Star Really Means

@article{Lattimer2010WhatAT,
  title={What a Two Solar Mass Neutron Star Really Means},
  author={James M. Lattimer and Manju Prakash},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  pages={275-304}
}
The determination of neutron star masses is reviewed in light of a new measurement of 1.97 M$_\odot$ for PSR J1614-2230 and an estimate of 2.4 M$_\odot$ for the black widow pulsar. Using a simple analytic model related to the so-called maximally compact equation of state, model-independent upper limits to thermodynamic properties in neutron stars, such as energy density, pressure, baryon number density and chemical potential, are established which depend upon the neutron star maximum mass… 

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