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

Crystalline chiral condensates as a component of compact stars

30 Sep 2015, 14:00
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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