Superdense matter: Neutrons or asymptotically free quarks?

J. C. Collins, M. J. Perry

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We note the following: The quark model implies that superdense matter (found in neutron-star cores, exploding black holes, and the early big-bang universe) consists of quarks rather than of hadrons. Bjorken scaling implies that the quarks interact weakly. An asymptotically free gauge theory allows realistic calculations taking full account of strong interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1353-1356
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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