The r-mode instability in rotating neutron stars

Andersson, Nils and Kokkotas, Kostas D. (2001) The r-mode instability in rotating neutron stars. International Journal of Modern Physics D, 10, 381-442. (doi:10.1142/S0218271801001062).


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In this review we summarize the current understanding of the gravitational-wave driven instability associated with the so-called r-modes in rotating neutron stars. We discuss the nature of the r-modes, the detailed mechanics of the instability and its potential astrophysical significance. In particular we discuss results regarding the spin-evolution of nascent neutron stars, the detectability of r-mode gravitational waves and mechanisms limiting the spin-rate of accreting neutron stars in binary systems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Review Article. Full text can be directly accessed via the Alternative Location link.
ISSNs: 0218-2718 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29439
Date Deposited: 11 May 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:29

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