Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-22-2004

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

We study the cooling behavior of an isolated strange-quark star, using an equation of state derived from perturbative QCD up to second order in a strong coupling constant, and we compare it with that of a neutron star. After an initial rapid cooling, a quark star may undergo the QCD phase transition to become a neutron star. We propose several signatures for such a scenario: a large amount of energy can be released due to latent heat, a long duration γ-ray source, and a second neutrino burst after a supernova explosion.

Publication Title

Physical Review D

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.70.063004

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