Mass limits for non-degenerate white dwarfs

Gerd Schmidt, Hans Thomas Elze, Johann Rafelski

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We obtain the dependence of the upper mass limit of white dwarf stars on the specific entropy per electron. For non-degenerate stars significantly larger masses are found. Stellar collapse as an entropy-producing process can therefore have a self-stabilizing influence on the stellar evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-532
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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