Compact stars in the standard model - and beyond

F. Sandin
2005 European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields  
In the context of the standard model of particle physics, there is a definite upper limit to the density of stable compact stars. However, if there is a deeper layer of constituents, below that of quarks and leptons, stability may be re-established far beyond this limiting density and a new class of compact stars could exist. These objects would cause gravitational lensing of white dwarfs and gamma-ray bursts, which might be observable as a diffraction pattern in the spectrum. Such observations
more » ... could provide means for obtaining new clues about the fundamental particles and the origin of cold dark matter.
doi:10.1140/epjcd/s2005-03-003-y fatcat:wqtqa4eujbhk3c7vo7nj36tk2y