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electron degenerate matter

(EDM)
(dense matter such as that in white dwarf)

Electron degenerate matter (sometimes abbreviated EDM) is matter showing electron degeneracy, and is the state of matter within a white dwarf or a massive stellar core. The state naturally occurs under a very high pressure and density, but not as high as that which results in neutron degenerate matter, the substance within a neutron star. In both these, pressure and density do not have the familiar ideal-gas-law relationship to temperature.


(physics,white dwarfs)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_matter#Electron_degeneracy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron_degeneracy_pressure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_dwarf

Referenced by pages:
degeneracy
electron degeneracy
white dwarf (WD)

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