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The European Physical Journal A

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 810–815 | Cite as

Neutron stars as cosmic laboratories to explore hadronic matter at ultra-high densities

  • I. BombaciEmail author
QNP 2006

Abstract.

We examine the present status of the theoretical calculations for the internal structure of neutron stars, and the connection with the microscopic properties of ultradense hadronic matter. We discuss the possibility to have quark deconfinement phase transition in the core of neutron stars, and we explore some of its astrophysical implications as the quark-deconfinement nova model for gamma-ray bursts.

PACS.

97.60.Jd Neutron stars 26.60.+c Nuclear matter aspects of neutron stars 24.10.Cn Many-body theory 25.75.Nq Quark deconfinement, quark-gluon plasma production, and phase transitions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Fermi”Università di Pisa, and INFN, Sezione di PisaPisaItaly

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