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Gravitational waves from surface inhomogeneities of neutron stars

Konar, Sushan; Mukherjee, Dipanjan; Bhattacharya, Dipankar; Sarkar, Prakash K.

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Surface asymmetries of accreting neutron stars are investigated for their mass quadrupole moment content. Though the amplitude of the gravitational waves from such asymmetries seems to be beyond the limit of detectability of the present generation of detectors, it appears that rapidly rotating neutron stars with strong magnetic fields residing in high-mass x-ray binaries would be worth considering for a targeted search for continuous gravitational waves with the next generation of instruments

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153911
Source: Physical Review D
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.94.104036

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