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|Title:||Cold uniform matter and neutron stars in the quark-meson-coupling model|
|Author:||Rikovska Stone, J.|
|Citation:||Nuclear Physics A, 2007; 782(1-8):341-369|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|J. Rikovska Stone, P.A.M. Guichon, H.H. Matevosyan and A.W. Thomas|
|Abstract:||A new density dependent effective baryon-baryon interaction has been recently derived from the quark-meson-coupling (QMC) model, offering impressive results in application to finite nuclei and dense baryon matter. This self-consistent, relativistic quark-level approach is used to construct the Equation of State (EoS) and to calculate key properties of high density matter and cold, slowly rotating neutron stars. The results include predictions for the maximum mass of neutron star models, together with the corresponding radius and central density, as well the properties of neutron stars with mass of order 1.4 M⊙. The cooling mechanism allowed by the QMC EoS is explored and the parameters relevant to slow rotation, namely the moment of inertia and the period of rotation investigated. The results of the calculation, which are found to be in good agreement with available observational data, are compared with the predictions of more traditional EoS, based on the A18+δv+UIX∗ and modified Reid soft core potentials, the Skyrme SkM∗ interaction and a relativistic mean field (RMF) models for a hybrid stars including quark matter. The QMC EoS provides cold neutron star models with maximum mass 1.9–2.1 M⊙, with central density less than 6 times nuclear saturation density (n0 = 0.16 fm−3) and offers a consistent description of the stellar mass up to this density limit. In contrast with other models, QMC predicts no hyperon contribution at densities lower than 3n0, for matter in β-equilibrium. At higher densities, _−,0 and _ hyperons are present. The absence of lighter _±,0 hyperons is understood as a consequence of antisymmetrisation, together with the implementation of the color hyperfine interaction in the response of the quark bag to the nuclear scalar field.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Physics publications|
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