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CONSTRAINTS ON SUPERDENSEMATTER FROM X-RAY BINARIES

  • M. Coleman Miller
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 197)

Abstract

From the earliest measurements of the masses of binary pulsars, observations of neutron stars have placed interesting constraints on the properties of high-density matter. The last few years have seen a number of observational developments that could place strong new restrictions on the equilibrium state of cold matter at supranuclear densities. We review these astronomical constraints and their context, and speculate on future prospects.

Keywords

Neutron Star Accretion Disk Accretion Rate Compact Star Strange Star 
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  • M. Coleman Miller
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  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

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