Maximum mass and radius of strange stars in the linear approximation of the EOS

T. Harko, K. S. Cheng
2002 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
The Chandrasekhar limit for strange stars described by a linear equation of state (describing quark matter with density-dependent quark masses) is evaluated. The maximum mass and radius of the star depend on the fundamental constants and on the energy density of the quark matter at zero pressure. By comparing the expression for the mass of the star with the limiting mass formula for a relativistic degenerate stellar configuration one can obtain an estimate of the mass of the strange quark.
doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20020260 fatcat:xjyes6bhczcrtnzvxbfp4yfbza