3 years ago

Dynamical instability in non-commutative white dwarfs.

Arun Mathew, Malay K. Nandy

Newtonian gravity predicts the existence of white dwarfs with masses far exceeding the Chandrasekhar limit when the equation of state of the degenerate electron gas incorporates the effect of quantum spacetime fluctuations (via a non-commutative formulation) even when the strength of the fluctuations is taken to be very small. In this paper, we show that this Newtonian super-stability of non-commutative white dwarfs does not hold true when the gravity is treated in the general relativistic framework. Besides, we find that the Chandrasekhar limit can be reassured even for high strengths of quantum spacetime fluctuations with the onset density for gravitational collapse practically remaining unaffected.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1812.11291

DOI: arXiv:1812.11291v2

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