Nuclear equation of state and the structure of neutron stars

Yeunhwan Lim, Taehyun Kim, Yongseok Oh

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Abstract

Starting from the binding energies of finite or isolated nuclei, to investigate ways to study inhomogeneous nuclear matter, i.e., nuclei with a free gas of neutrons, we review and discuss a general method to solve the nuclear equation of state for neutron stars by finding the solution for uniform nuclear matter. We also discuss a way to develop the nuclear equation of state in the presence of hyperons. The mass-radius relations of neutron stars are compared with the results of X-ray burst analyses to probe the validities of various models for the nuclear equation of state in neutron star physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1571-1577
Number of pages7
JournalNew Physics: Sae Mulli
Volume66
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Neutron star
  • Nuclear equation of state
  • Nuclear matter
  • Nuclear properties

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