Boson stars: Gravitational equilibria of self-interacting scalar fields

Monica Colpi, Stuart L. Shapiro, Ira Wasserman

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Abstract

Spherically symmetric gravitational equilibria of self-interacting scalar fields with interaction potential V()=144 are determined. Surprisingly, the resulting configuration may differ markedly from the noninteracting case even when 1. Contrary to generally accepted astrophysical folklore, it is found that the maximum masses of such boson stars may be comparable to the Chandrasekhar mass for fermions of mass mfermion-14mboson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2485-2488
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume57
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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