Maximum latent heat of neutron star matter without GR
Dept. Física Teórica and IPARCOS, Univ. Complutense de Madrid
* e-mail: μmariaevl@ucm.es
Published online: 11 January 2022
We show how the specific latent heat is relevant to characterize the first-order phase transitions in neutron stars. Our current knowledge of this dynamical quantity strongly depends on the uncertainty bands of Chiral Perturbation Theory and of pQCD calculations and can be used to diagnose progress on the equation of state. We state what is known to be hadron-model independent and without feedback from neutron star observations and, therefore, they can be used to test General Relativity as well as theories beyond GR, such as modified gravity.
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