Tuesday, June 11, 2013

1306.1828 (Enrique Moreno Méndez et al.)

Thermal Photons From Magnetized Bare Strange Stars    [PDF]

Enrique Moreno Méndez, Dany Page, Leonardo Patiño, Patricia Ortega
A plasma made out of strange-quark matter (SQM) and electrons, has a rather high plasma frequency (>20 MeV). Thus, a compact star made of such material all the way up to its surface, i.e., a bare strange star, would be unable to radiate away its thermal emission. We use the MIT-bag model and assume that SQM is the ground state of nuclear matter at high density. We investigate whether the presence of a magnetic field will allow propagation of radiation at frequencies below the SQM plasma frequencies. Hence, we study the presence of gyrofrequencies in a SQM plasma permeated by a strong magnetic field (B > 10^{12} G). We find that small regions in the frequency spectrum allow radiation propagation due to the presence of the magnetic fields. It is likely that narrow bands of radiation would likely be observable from magnetized bare strange stars .
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.1828

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