Query : 2002A&A...390L..39O

2002A&A...390L..39O - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 390, L39-42 (2002/8-2)



Abstract (from CDS):

We explore the scenario where the core of a neutron star (having experienced a transition to an up and down quark phase) shrinks into the equilibrated quark object after reaching strange quark matter saturation density (where a composition of up, down and strange quarks is the favored state of matter). The overlaying (envelope) material free-falls following the core contraction releasing upto 1053ergs in energy as radiation, partly as a result of the conversion of envelope material to quarks. This phenomena, we named Quark-Nova, leads to a wide variety of ejectae ranging form the Newtonian, ``dirty" to the ultra-relativistic fireball. The mass range of the corresponding compact remnant (the quark star) ranges from less than 0.3M up to a solar mass. We discuss the connection between Quark-Novae and Gamma ray bursts and suggest the recently studied GRB011211 event as a plausible Quark-Nova candidate.

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Journal keyword(s): dense matter - gamma ray: bursts - stars: interior

Simbad objects: 2

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2024
1 GRB 011211 gB 11 15 16 -21 56.0           ~ 297 0
2 V* V4580 Sgr LXB 18 08 27.54 -36 58 44.3   16.81 16.51     ~ 970 0

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