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Gravitational Phase Transition in Neutron Stars

Lano, RP (1996) Gravitational Phase Transition in Neutron Stars. [Preprint]


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The possibility of a gravitational phase transition, especially with respect to neutron stars is investigated. First, a semiclassical treatment is given, predicting a gravitational London penetration depth of 12km for neutron stars. Second, the problem is considered from a Ginzburg-Landau point of view. A gravitational Meissner effect, a gravitational Aharanov-Bohm type effect and a gravitational ferromagnetic type phase are predicted. Finally, a field theoretic consideration predicts a mass term for the graviton below a certain critical temperature.

Item Type: Preprint
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/885

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