Volume 394, Number 2, November I 2002
|Page(s)||641 - 645|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 October 2002|
On the minimum radius of strange stars with crust
N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 9 August 2002
The minimum value of the radius of a strange star covered by the crust of nuclear matter is determined. The results for the maximum possible thickness of the crust (up to the neutron drip) as well as the possibility of thinner crust postulated by some authors are discussed. The minimum radius of the strange star with maximal crust is 5.5 km. The useful scaling formulae with respect to the main parameters describing strange matter and the density at the bottom of the crust are presented.
Key words: dense matter / equation of state / stars: neutron
© ESO, 2002
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