Probing neutron-star superfluidity with gravitational-wave data

Andersson, N. and Comer, G.L. (2001) Probing neutron-star superfluidity with gravitational-wave data. Physical Review Letters, 87, (24), 241101-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.241101).


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We discuss the possibility that future gravitational-wave detectors may be able to detect various modes of oscillation of old, cold neutron stars. We argue that such detections would provide unique insights into the superfluid nature of neutron-star cores, and could also lead to a much improved understanding of pulsar glitches. Our estimates are based on a detector configuration with several narrow-band (cryogenic) interferometers operating as a "xylophone" which could lead to high sensitivity at high frequencies. We also draw on recent advances in our understanding of the dynamics of pulsating superfluid neutron-star cores.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.241101
ISSNs: 0031-9007 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29443
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2001Published
Date Deposited: 12 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:55

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