Nuclear Transformations Under Strong Compression

  • Vladimir E. Fortov
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 216)


This chapter is dedicated to the consideration of the most “extreme states” of matter: neutron and nuclear matter. This state of matter is hardly attainable for terrestrial laboratories and therefore researchers obtain the bulk of information from observations of “extreme” cosmic objects: neutron, quark-gluon and “strange” stars, magnetars, etc. Experimental data on nuclear collisions are presented and a brief review is made of modern theoretical notions and models developed for the neutron and nuclear matter.


Neutron Star Nuclear Matter Massive Star Quark Star Stellar Core 
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  • Vladimir E. Fortov
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  1. 1.Russian Academy of Sciences Joint Institute for High TemperaturesMoscowRussia

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