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Physics  2012 

One possible mechanism for massive neutron star supported by soft EOS

DOI: 10.1142/S0218271812500368

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The recently discovery of a massive neutron star (PSR J1614-2230 of $1.97\pm0.04M_{\odot}$) rules out the soft equation of states (EOSs) such as those included hyperons or kaon condensates at high densities, while the nuclear theory or the terrestrial laboratory data prefer a soft EOS. Here we propose one possible mechanism to allow that the observed massive neutron star can be supported by a soft EOS, that is, if the the gravitational constant $G$ varies at super strong field, a soft EOS can support the massive neutron stars.

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