How neutron stars constrain the nuclear equation of state
1 Physik Department, Technische Universität München, D-85747 Garching, Germany
2 ECT *, Villa Tambosi, I-38123 Villazzano (Trento), Italy
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Published online: 20 March 2014
Recent neutron star observations set new constraints for the equation of state of baryonic matter. A chiral effective field theory approach is used for the description of neutron-dominated nuclear matter present in the outer core of neutron stars. Possible hybrid stars with quark matter in the inner core are discussed using a three-flavor Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model.
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