Neutron Star masses from the Field Correlator Method Equation of State
1 INFN Sezione di Catania, Via Santa Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania, Italia
2 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Via Santa Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania, Italia
3 INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via Santa Sofia 62, I-95125 Catania, Italia
Published online: 29 April 2014
We analyse the hadron-quark phase transition in neutron stars by confronting the hadronic Equation of State (EoS) obtained according to the microscopic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock many body theory, with the quark matter EoS derived within the Field Correlator Method. In particular, the latter EoS is only parametrized in terms of the gluon condensate and the large distance quark-antiquark potential, so that the comparison of the results of this analysis with the most recent measurements of heavy neutron star masses provides some physical constraints on these two parameters.
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