degeneracy pressure


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degeneracy pressure

(di-jen -er-ă-see) See degenerate matter.

degeneracy pressure

[di′jen·ə·rə·sē ‚presh·ər]
(statistical mechanics)
The pressure exerted by a degenerate electron or neutron gas.
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Neutron degeneracy pressure has failed and now it is up to quark degeneracy pressure.
But degeneracy pressure will not support stars much bigger than the Sun.
This behaviour will be modified by the intervention of nongravitational forces; in particular we have studied the effect of the Fermi degeneracy pressure in a neutron star [7], for which the density has a finite maximum well separated from both the surface and r = 0.
Up to a point, degeneracy pressure resists by pushing back even harder.