A repository of equations of state for astrophysical applications
Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachbereich Physik, Darmstadt, Germany
2 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Theorie, Darmstadt, Germany
Accepted: 21 September 2021
Published online: 11 October 2021
CompOSE is a data base of equations of state (EoS) with detailed information on the thermodynamic, compositional and microscopic properties of dense matter that can be used in astrophysical simulations. It is available online and hosted by the Observatoire de Paris at Meudon. The development and main features of CompOSE are presented in this overview. Besides the furnishing of data tables in various EoS categories using a specific, flexible format, computational tools are provided to extract and manipulate the stored data either by employing codes for download or through a web interface. Comprehensive documentations of the EoS models with links to the original literature and an extensive manual are available. Prospects for the future development are indicated.
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