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I Strange Star's Composition

  1. Jan 12, 2017 #1
    So at 5:20 it is explained that many of the quarks are converted to strange quarks and this is a away of going around the pauli exlusion principle inside of a quark star.



    So does this mean it's like a Bose Einstien Condensate? The Bose Einstein Condensate is very cold though.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2017 #2

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    I don't think so. Quarks are fermions, not bosons, so I can't immediately see how you could get a Bose-Einstein condensate.

    In the video they say that the conversion of some of the quarks to strange quarks simply makes more room since you have 3 types of quarks instead of 2. As far as I know, particles that differ in type can occupy the same place since they don't interfere with each other.
     
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