Holographic Quark Matter and Neutron Stars

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Hoyos , C , Jokela , N , Rodriguez Fernandez , D & Vuorinen , A 2016 , ' Holographic Quark Matter and Neutron Stars ' , Physical Review Letters , vol. 117 , no. 3 , 032501 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.032501

Title: Holographic Quark Matter and Neutron Stars
Author: Hoyos, Carlos; Jokela, Niko; Rodriguez Fernandez, David; Vuorinen, Aleksi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
Date: 2016-07-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Physical Review Letters
ISSN: 0031-9007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/174006
Abstract: We use a top-down holographic model for strongly interacting quark matter to study the properties of neutron stars. When the corresponding equation of state (EOS) is matched with state-of-the-art results for dense nuclear matter, we consistently observe a first-order phase transition at densities between 2 and 7 times the nuclear saturation density. Solving the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov equations with the resulting hybrid EOSs, we find maximal stellar masses in excess of two solar masses, albeit somewhat smaller than those obtained with simple extrapolations of the nuclear matter EOSs. Our calculation predicts that no quark matter exists inside neutron stars.
Subject: QCD
114 Physical sciences

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