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The r-mode instability in rotating neutron stars

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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.

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

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Published date: 2001
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ISSN: 0218-2718
PURE UUID: 9ee5f1e0-0fc5-4c73-bc18-428acb3c9ec0

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:58

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Author: Nils Andersson
Author: Kostas D. Kokkotas

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