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Title: Conversion of neutron stars to strange stars as the central engine of gamma-ray bursts
Authors: Bombaci, Ignazio
Datta, Bhaskar
Keywords: EQUATION OF STATE,
GAMMA RAYS: BURSTS,
STARS: NEUTRON
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2000
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society
Citation: The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 530, Issue 2, pp. L69-L72
Abstract: We study the conversion of a neutron star to a strange star as a possible energy source for gamma-ray bursts. We use different recent models for the equation of state of neutron star matter and strange quark matter. We show that the total amount of energy liberated in the conversion is in the range of (1ndash4)×1053 ergs (1 order of magnitude larger than previous estimates) and is in agreement with the energy required to power gamma-ray burst sources at cosmological distances.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/1486
ISSN: 0004-637X
1538-4357(Online)
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/312497
Copyright: (2000) by the American Astronomical Society.
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