September 30, 2015 to October 3, 2015
Yerevan, Armenia
Etc/GMT+4 timezone

Crystalline chiral condensates as a component of compact stars

Sep 30, 2015, 2:00 PM
Main Hall, Guesthouse

Main Hall, Guesthouse


Stefano Carignano


Could crystalline chiral condensates form in the core of compact stars? Can their existence be determined through astrophysical observations? In my talk, I will try to partially answer these questions. For this, I will first discuss the influence of some realistic astrophysical conditions on the mechanism of inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking and the structure of the energetically favored state of quark matter. I will then discuss possible observables related to the formation of crystalline condensates, with a particular emphasis on the effects on the equation of state of dense quark matter and its consequences on the resulting mass-radius sequences for compact stars.

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Stefano Carignano

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