Journal of Modern Physics
Vol.3 No.4(2012), Article ID:18904,5 pages DOI:10.4236/jmp.2012.34046

On the Relativistic Stars

Silvia Morales1,2, Roberto Aquilano1,2,3

1Instituto de Física Rosario (CONICET-UNR) Bv. de Febrero 210 bis, Rosario, Argentina

2Observatorio Astronómico, Planetario y Museo Experimental de Ciencias Municipal de Rosario, Parque Urquiza, Rosario, Argentina

3Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingeniería y Agrimensura (UNR) Av. Pellegrini 250, Rosario, Argentina


Received January 13, 2012; revised March 1, 2012; accepted March 19, 2012

Keywords: Compact Stars; Oscillations; General Relativity; Strange Matter


At the present knowledge, neutron and strange pulsar models agree reasonably well with pulsar observations, mainly because the comparison of theory and observation is not accurate enough to discriminate between neutron and strange stars. In this paper we analyze the neutron stars and the strange matter stars with the formalism of general relativity, in order to study radial oscillations. The nature and correlation with observational data are analyzed.

1. Introduction

The X-ray bursters are binaries stars with a neutron star and a normal companion star of mass approximately to a solar mass. Due to their weak magnetic fields and high accretion rates, the neutron star equilibrium spin periods are expected to be of order of milliseconds. Detection of coherent millisecond X-ray pulsations would constitute a strong evidence for the evolution of millisecond radio pulsars [1-3]. It would support the currently favored beat frequency model of horizontal-branch QPO formation [4, 5], in which quasi-periodic oscillations occur at different frequencies between the neutron star rotation frequency and the Kepler frequency of the accreting matter, as it falls onto the neutron star. It would provide a precise means to measure orbital periods and masses and to study accretion torques and neutron star dynamics on very short time scales.

Instead of ordinary matter, the possibility that strange matter was the true ground state of strong interactions has attracted considerable attention [6]. Thus, normal matter would then be in a metastable state and would decay to strange matter yielding a finite amount of energy. Besides the possibility of its detection in experiments, strange matter may occur in certain astrophysical objects like neutron stars and supernovae cores.

In this work a simple model of non-rotating stars is studied and modelled by a spherically symmetric distribution, to neutron and strange matter stars.

2. Equations of Stellar Equilibrium and Its Perturbation

The hydrostatic equilibrium equation for relativistic stars in the Tolmann-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equation is


where m(r) is the mass enclosed in a sphere with radius r and local density G is the gravitational constant and P(r) the pressure with radious r, and this equation in the Newtonian limit is as follows




The differential form of this equation is


with constant density



also, the total mass of star is


The Equation (2.5) in function of the total mass will be


Then, with (2.7) in (2.2), we have and putting (2.5) in (2.2) we have

where, with radial integrating, we obtain

But, , and in the equilibrium is


or in function of other constant


We define the new constant also, we can write the Equation (2.8) in this form


Considering small perturbations around the equilibrium, we will obtain the frequency. For a non relativistic fluid, no viscous and without dissipative effects, the moment equation is


where P is the pressure, is the gravitational potential and v is the velocity of fluid. The oscillation dynamic will be governed for the Lagrangian perturbations of this equation

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If in the moment Equation (2.11), we consider, we obtain the hydrostatic equilibrium equation


The non perturbative configuration is static, thus we write


And we have


By the application of the perturbative properties, we can write the integrals in this form


2) For the state equation (: density, s: entropy)

For adiabatic perturbations


where is the adiabatic index that governs the perturbations (2.16).

With the Equations (2.14) and (2.15), and replacing in the Equation (2.13), and for the adiabatic equation we will utilize for and we obtain this


Here, the quantities are expressed in terms of and non perturbative variables. The perturbation in the gravitational potential is deduced of the Poissón equations,




For the Equations (2.14) and (2.19)


The Equation (2.18) has this solution

To radial perturbations of the spherical star


Replacing the Equation (2.21) in (2.17)


and considering radial oscillations of this form


the Equation (2.22) is reduced to


United with appropriate outline conditions it is a lineal self-value problem. The outline conditions are





As we say that is finite in.

The Equation (2.25) is obvious because of its spherical symmetry. The Equation (2.26) informs us that an element of fluid in the non perturbative surface is moving toward the perturbative surface. In the equilibrium configuration (Equation (2.9)) this equation is valid

To make simpler the calculus, it has been defined a constant “a” ((7)), then and we can write the Equation (2.24) in this form

In order to simplify, we will omit the sub-index 0 (equilibrium values) (7) and propose a potential with solution in series


The coefficient of is the initial equation

Also, or. We choose to carry out the outline condition (2.25), the Equation (2.27) results


We obtain that, then


These series diverge, and can not satisfy the outline condition (2.26), safe that the series finish. For this


The solution in the minor mode with k = 0 is


• Si.

• Si is real.

• Si is imaginary and the star is unstable.

These conclusions are equivalent to the Chandrasekhar limit, which should be correct only for stars with (e.g. normal neutron stars and white dwarfs), but not for stars with non-zero surface density.

3. Strange Stars and Their Oscillations

A method to solve the self-valued Equation (2.24) for strange matter stars is the variational principle

where satisfies the outline conditions in (2.25) and (2.26). The absolute minimum of this expression is the square of the angular frequency of fundamental mode pulsation. In the Newtonian limit an approximate expression is


where is the adiabatic index to average according to the pressure


Then, the Equation (3.1) will be


where is the self-gravity energy of the star,


Then, the equation of state to strange matter is


where B = 60 MeV/fm3

If and:

If the density is constant, with the outline conditions only for quark stars not very massive, but not suitable for normal neutron stars,


with the Equations (3.4) and (3.5) the expressions and are




Replacing these results in the Equation (3.1), we obtain the expression to angular frequency of fundamental mode as


4. Conclusions

In this work we used a strange matter star not very massive with a general relativistic formalism in order to

Figure 1. It is showed the relation between the period (in seconds units) and the radius (in kilometers units) to different values of neutron stars. It can be seen that the values obtained are very close to the data obtained from observations.

Figure 2. It is showed the relation between the period (in seconds units) and the mass (in solar mass units) to different values of neutron stars. It can be seen that the values obtained are very close to the data obtained from observations.

Figure 3. It is showed the relation between the period (in seconds units) and the radius (in kilometers units) to different values of strange stars. The values obtained are slightly different from those calculated for neutron stars.

Figure 4. It is showed the relation between the period (in seconds units) and the mass (in solar mass units) to different values of strange stars. The values obtained are slightly different from those calculated for neutron stars.

study radial oscillations and to compare with normal neutron stars. In this case, we use different values to and confirm the previous results obtained [7], where the strange matter adjust better that neutron stars in short periods. In more realistic stellar models (i.e. in case of the density not to be constant), we are not sure if the oscillation behaviors of neutron and quark stars could still be distinguishable, but our contribution is a new element to be considered. In Figures 1-4 we can see the comparative values in several cases.


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