Neutron Stars 1

  • P. Haensel
  • A. Y. Potekhin
  • D. G. Yakovlev

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 326)

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About this book


The book gives an extended review of theoretical and observational aspects of neutron star physics. With masses comparable to that of the Sun and radii of about ten kilometres, neutron stars are the densest stars in the Universe. This book describes all layers of neutron stars, from the surface to the core, with the emphasis on their structure and equation of state. Theories of dense matter are reviewed, and used to construct neutron star models. Hypothetical strange quark stars and possible exotic phases in neutron star cores are also discussed. Also covered are the effects of strong magnetic fields in neutron star envelopes and a comparison on neutron star models with observations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Haensel
    • 1
  • A. Y. Potekhin
    • 2
  • D. G. Yakovlev
    • 2
  1. 1.Nicholaus Copernicus Astronomical CenterWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33543-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-47301-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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