On the conversion of neutron stars into quark stars
1 Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra dell’Università di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, I-44100 Ferrara, Italy
2 INFN Sez. di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, I-44100 Ferrara, Italy
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Published online: 20 March 2014
The possible existence of two families of compact stars, neutron stars and quark stars, naturally leads to a scenario in which a conversion process between the two stellar objects occurs with a consequent release of energy of the order of 1053 erg. We discuss recent hydrodynamical simulations of the burning process and neutrino diffusion simulations of cooling of a newly formed strange star. We also briefly discuss this scenario in connection with recent measurements of masses and radii of compact stars.
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