This paper discusses several most intruigung astrophysical implications connected with the possible absolute stability of strange quark matter.This is followed by a discussion of two astrophysical signals that may point at the existence of quark matter in both isolated neutron stars as well as in neutron stars in low-mass x-ray binaries (LMXBs).
Conference on Compact Stars in the QCD Phase Diagram
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- Paper presented at the int. conference "Compact Stars in the QCD Phase Diagram", held in Copenhagen (NORDITA - Niels Bohr Institute), August 15-18, 2001