How do neutron star radii depend on their core-crust EoS?

Chikako Ishizuka, Ken'ichiro Nakazato, Akira Ohnishi

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Nuclear equation of state (EoS) provides the fundamental property of nuclear many body systems. It is expected to be constrained by ongoing astronomical observations of the mass and radius of neutron stars (NSs). It is known that even the same nuclear EoS gives different behaviors for NS radii on the mass-radius plane depending on the treatment of connecting the EoSs at the core- crust boundary. However, there are no systematic surveys on this issue. We report the results of systematic surveys on NS radii by assuming that NS models consist of crust EoSs and core nuclear EoSs. We adopt a variety of EoSs in the literature for crust EoSs, and various parameters of relativistic mean field for core nuclear EoSs. The dependence of NS radii on the core-crust boundary is investigated by solving the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equation by taking account the following cases of the boundary. Case-I: the boundary density is the highest density in a given data set for the crust. Case-II: the boundary density exist at somewhere in the sub-nuclear region. In this case, we examine the influence of the crust varying the boundary from 0.1 to 1.0 times the nuclear saturation density (φ0) in steps of 0.1 φ0.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2014 - Debrecen, Hungary
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 11 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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