Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Phase transitions and latent heat in magnetized matter
Depto de Física - CFM, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis, CP. 476 - CEP 88.040 - 900, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
Accepted: 5 September 2022
Published online: 14 September 2022
Based on the assumption that the QCD phase diagram gives a realistic picture of hadronic and quark matter under different regimes, it is possible to claim that a quark core may be present inside compact objects commonly named hybrid neutron stars or even that a pure strange star may exist. In this work we explore how the phase transition is modified by the presence of strong magnetic fields and how it is impacted by parameters of the quark phase, for which we use the MIT-model with vector interactions. The phase transition is assumed to conserve flavor when hadrons turn into deconfined quarks. The hadronic equation of state is calculated with the NL3 parametrization of quantum hadrodynamics. We find that the magnetic field slightly reduces the pressure and chemical potential of the phase transition and the latent heat, the latter being very model dependent.
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