Gravitational Phase Transition in Neutron Stars
Abstract
The possibility of a gravitational phase transition, especially with respect to neutron stars is investigated. First, a semiclassical treatment is given, predicting a gravitational London penetration depth of 12km for neutron stars. Second, the problem is considered from a GinzburgLandau point of view. A gravitational Meissner effect, a gravitational AharanovBohm type effect and a gravitational ferromagnetic type phase are predicted. Finally, a field theoretic consideration predicts a mass term for the graviton below a certain critical temperature.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 November 1996
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/9611023
 Bibcode:
 1996gr.qc....11023L
 Keywords:

 Astrophysics;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 19 pages, standard LaTeX