The Ni’s Solution for Neutron Star and Outward Oriented Gravitational Attraction in Its Interior


In 2011, Jun Ni published the solution of the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equations describing the structure of stable neutron stars, which implies that 1) there is no upper mass limit of these objects, 2) their outer physical surface is always situated above the corresponding event horizon, and 3) the object is a hollow sphere with the inner physical surface and cavity inside. In our paper, we propose to “purify” the general relativity, as the geometrical theory, from the concept of mass. If we get rid of the concept of mass and Newtonian-type potential, then we obtain such the behavior of gravity which results in the above mentioned stable Ni’s object. It is farther pointed out that the distribution of matter, which is observed as spherically symmetric by the observer in its center, is not longer observed as spherically symmetric by an observer aside the center in a curved spacetime of general relativity. This fact implies, in contrast to the Newtonian physics, the non-zero and outward oriented gravitational attraction of upper layers of star. Ni considered positive energy density and pressure. In addition, gravity had everywhere attractive character. No “exotic” assumption was made. Hence, there is no reason why his concept of hollow sphere should not be applicable to the models of real objects.

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Neslušan, L. (2015) The Ni’s Solution for Neutron Star and Outward Oriented Gravitational Attraction in Its Interior. Journal of Modern Physics, 6, 2164-2183. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2015.615220.

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