We investigate the effects of meson-mass reduction on the properties of the neutron star matter. We adopt the Brown-Rho scaling law to take into account density dependence of meson masses in the quantum hadrodynamics, quark-meson coupling and modified quark-meson coupling models. It is found that the equation of state becomes stiff when the mass of meson is reduced in dense medium. We discuss its implication on the properties of the neutron star.
Nuclear Physics A
- Pub Date:
- May 2003
- Nuclear Theory
- 3 pages, 2 figures and 10 references. Use espcrc1.sty. Appeared in the proceedings of the 7th international symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, Fuji-Yoshida, Japan, July 8-12, 2002