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Neutron star structure from QCD

  • Eduardo S. FragaEmail author
  • Aleksi Kurkela
  • Aleksi Vuorinen
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Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Exotic Matter in Neutron Stars

Abstract.

In this review article, we argue that our current understanding of the thermodynamic properties of cold QCD matter, originating from first principles calculations at high and low densities, can be used to efficiently constrain the macroscopic properties of neutron stars. In particular, we demonstrate that combining state-of-the-art results from Chiral Effective Theory and perturbative QCD with the current bounds on neutron star masses, the Equation of State of neutron star matter can be obtained to an accuracy better than 30% at all densities.

Keywords

Neutron Star Quark Matter Polytropic Index Mass Constraint Neutron Star Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo S. Fraga
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aleksi Kurkela
    • 2
    • 3
  • Aleksi Vuorinen
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto de FısicaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro, RJBrazil
  2. 2.Theory DivisionPH-TH, Case C01600, CERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  3. 3.Faculty of Science TechnologyUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway
  4. 4.Helsinki Institute of Physics and Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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