The Central Temperature of the Stars

From the theory about the internal structure and stars stability, a relationship for the central temperature of any gaseous star can be obtained.

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Palacios, A. (2016) The Central Temperature of the Stars. Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2, 183-185. doi: 10.4236/jhepgc.2016.22017.

Received 4 June 2015; accepted 4 April 2016; published 8 April 2016 1. Introduction

The value of the main parameters of the Sun and other stars, like the luminosity and the central temperature, can be obtained from the basic equations of the theory about the stability and equilibrium of the stars   . However, given that some of its results are not totally satisfactory, it is necessary to modify that theory in order to get a new analytical scheme more wide and useful  .

2. The Self-Generated Magnetic Field and the Central Temperature

Let us consider the following relations (1)

This is the modified mass-luminosity relation  . Here, L is the luminosity, M the mass, c the velocity of light in the empty space, G the universal gravitational constant, kc the opacity coefficient at the center of the star, and a = 2.5 a constant   . Moreover, b is a parameter which represents the ratio between hot gases pressure and the whole pressure, while 1 − b is the ratio between radiation pressure and the whole pressure   . Then, (2)

where p is the whole pressure, and (3)

are the radiation pressure and the hot gases pressure, respectively. In those relations, T is the temperature, r the mass density, the gases universal constant, m the average molecular weight, and a = 7.64 ´ 10−15 the Stefan’s constant   .

Now, from the momentum balance equation of magneto hydrodynamics  , and for any gaseous star, it follows that (4)

where H2 is the square of the intense magnetic field which all gaseous stars self-generate at an early stage of their evolution.

Substituting (2) and (3) in (4) we obtain that (5)

and then (6)

where the subscript c means the temperature at the center of stars. However, Tc and H 2 are directly related; so that another independent equation is necessary for the magnetic field. Hence, from the polytropic gas sphere theory  -  , it can be obtained the relationship that follows (7)

where (8)

is the gravitational potential, R the stellar radius, and M the mass  .

Substituting (7) and (8) in the relation (1) we have that (9)

Finally, with this result substituting in (6), it is easy to see that (10)

Thus, for any gaseous star, the central temperature behaves as a constant, in the meantime, the power generating source can be feed with new nuclear fuel  .

3. Conclusions

In the specialized literature  -  , the values of central temperature of the Sun, and also its luminosity estimated with the use of the non modified theory about the stability and equilibrium of the stars  , are over valuated. In fact, the data reported are the following where the symbol indicates the Sun.

This is so, because the self-generated magnetic field has never been included in that theory   . In order to get the before mentioned modification, that magnetic field was introduced in the fundamental equation that governed the state of equilibrium, which is now magneto-mechanical  , in order to get more realistic values for those sun’s basically parameters.

Hence, for the calculated and the observational data has the same value, while the central temperature has the following magnitude which is a more acceptable value, given the stability and the state of equilibrium of the Sun. In consequence, the relationship (10) is useful to calculate the central temperature for any gaseous star.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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