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
Volume364
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Mass limits for non-degenerate white dwarfs. / Schmidt, Gerd; Elze, Hans Thomas; Rafelski, Johann.

In: Nuclear Physics, Section A, Vol. 364, No. 2-3, 1981, p. 527-532.

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Schmidt, Gerd ; Elze, Hans Thomas ; Rafelski, Johann. / Mass limits for non-degenerate white dwarfs. In: Nuclear Physics, Section A. 1981 ; Vol. 364, No. 2-3. pp. 527-532.
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