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Gravitational waves from neutron stars and asteroseismology

Gravitational waves from neutron stars and asteroseismology
Gravitational waves from neutron stars and asteroseismology
Neutron stars are born in the supernova explosion of massive stars. Neutron stars rotate as stably as atomic clocks and possess densities exceeding that of
atomic nuclei and magnetic fields millions to billions of times stronger than those created in laboratories on Earth. The physical properties of neutron stars are determined by many areas of fundamental physics, and detection of gravitational waves can provide invaluable insights into our understanding of these areas. Here we describe some of the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and how traditional electromagnetic wave observations provide clues to
the sorts of gravitational waves we expect from these stars. We pay particular attention to neutron star fluid oscillations, examining their impact on
electromagnetic and gravitational wave observations when these stars are in a wide binary or isolated system, then during binary inspiral right before merger, and finally at times soon after merger.
1364-503X
20170285-[9pp]
Ho, Wynn C.G.
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Ho, Wynn C.G.
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Ho, Wynn C.G. (2018) Gravitational waves from neutron stars and asteroseismology. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A, 376 (2120), 20170285-[9pp]. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0285). (In Press)

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Abstract

Neutron stars are born in the supernova explosion of massive stars. Neutron stars rotate as stably as atomic clocks and possess densities exceeding that of
atomic nuclei and magnetic fields millions to billions of times stronger than those created in laboratories on Earth. The physical properties of neutron stars are determined by many areas of fundamental physics, and detection of gravitational waves can provide invaluable insights into our understanding of these areas. Here we describe some of the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and how traditional electromagnetic wave observations provide clues to
the sorts of gravitational waves we expect from these stars. We pay particular attention to neutron star fluid oscillations, examining their impact on
electromagnetic and gravitational wave observations when these stars are in a wide binary or isolated system, then during binary inspiral right before merger, and finally at times soon after merger.

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Local EPrints ID: 416875
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/416875
ISSN: 1364-503X
PURE UUID: 859740ec-8405-4d88-a4c8-76fd06e53d19
ORCID for Wynn C.G. Ho: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6089-6836

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Date deposited: 12 Jan 2018 17:30
Last modified: 06 Oct 2018 00:33

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