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Evolution of proto-neutron stars with hadron–quark phase transition

Authors: Ignazio Bombaci, Domenico Logoteta, Constança Providencia, Isaac Vidaña

Ref.: J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 342, 012001 (2012)

Abstract: We investigate the consequences of the quark deconfinement phase transition on the evolution of proto-neutron stars. Assuming a first order phase transition, we calculate the nucleation time due to thermal and quantum nucleation mechanisms. We introduce the concepts of critical mass M cr and limiting conversion temperature for proto-hadronic stars. We show that proto-hadronic stars with a mass M < M cr could survive the early stages of their evolution without decaying to quark stars.

DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/342/1/012001