Do hyperons exist in the interior of neutron stars?
LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, 5 place Jules Janssen, F-92190, Meudon, France
2 Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, ENSICAEN, 6 Boulevard Maréchal Juin, F-14050, Caen Cédex, France
3 CFisUC, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, rua Larga s/n, PT-3004-516, Coimbra, Portugal
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Revised: 21 October 2015
Accepted: 25 October 2015
Published online: 16 February 2016
In this work we review the role of hyperons on the properties of neutron and proto-neutron stars. In particular, we revise the so-called “hyperon puzzle”, go over some of the solutions proposed to tackle it, and discuss the implications that the recent measurements of unusually high neutron star masses have on our present knowledge of hypernuclear physics. We re-examine also the role of hyperons on the cooling properties of newly born neutron stars and on the so-called r-mode instability.
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