Relativistic strange quark stars in Lovelock gravity

Grigoris Panotopoulos, Ángel Rincón

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We study relativistic non-rotating stars in the framework of Lovelock gravity. In particular, we consider the Gauss-Bonnet term in a five-dimensional spacetime, and we investigate the impact of the Gauss-Bonnet parameter on properties of the stars, both isotropic and anisotropic. For matter inside the star, we assume a relativistic gas of de-confined massless quarks. We integrate the modified Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equations numerically, and we obtain the mass-to-radius profile, the compactness of the star as well as the gravitational red-shift for several values of the Gauss-Bonnet parameter. The maximum star mass and radius are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number472
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019


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