How to identify a Strange Star

Research paper by Jes Madsen

Indexed on: 02 Jun '98Published on: 02 Jun '98Published in: Astrophysics


Contrary to young neutron stars, young strange stars are not subject to the r-mode instability which slows rapidly rotating, hot neutron stars to rotation periods near 10 ms via gravitational wave emission. Young millisecond pulsars are therefore likely to be strange stars rather than neutron stars, or at least to contain significant quantities of quark matter in the interior.