Neutron stars with isovector scalar correlations

  • B. Liu
  • H. Guo
  • M. Di ToroEmail author
  • V. Greco
Original Article


Neutron stars with the isovector scalar δ-field are studied in the framework of the relativistic mean-field (RMF) approach in a pure-nucleon-plus-lepton scheme. The δ-field leads to a larger repulsion in dense neutron-rich matter and to a definite splitting of proton and neutron effective masses. Both features are influencing the stability conditions of the neutron stars. Two parametrizations for the effective nonlinear Lagrangian density are used to calculate the nuclear equation of state (EOS) and the neutron star properties, and compared to correlated Dirac-Brueckner results. We conclude that in order to reproduce reasonable nuclear structure and neutron star properties within a RMF approach, a density dependence of the coupling constants is required.


21.65.+f Nuclear matter 21.30.Fe Forces in hadronic systems and effective interactions 26.60.+c Nuclear matter aspects of neutron stars 97.60.Jd Neutron stars 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center of Theoretical Nuclear PhysicsNational Laboratory of Heavy Ion AcceleratorLanzhouPRC
  2. 2.Institute of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPRC
  3. 3.Department of Technical PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingPRC
  4. 4.Laboratori Nazionali del SudUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  5. 5.Cyclotron InstituteTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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