Extended Data Fig. 2: Limiting the amount of fine structure in the equations of state. | Nature Physics

Extended Data Fig. 2: Limiting the amount of fine structure in the equations of state.

From: Evidence for quark-matter cores in massive neutron stars

Extended Data Fig. 2

We display equation-of-state bands subjected to the additional constraint of setting a lower limit for the logarithmic segment size in energy density, \(\Delta \ \mathrm{ln}\,\epsilon\). In our analysis of the polytropic-index distributions, we have applied the lower limit \(\Delta \ \mathrm{ln}\,\epsilon >0.5\), which affects the EoS band mainly near the low- and high-density limits.

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