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Gravitational waves from accreting neutron stars and Cassiopeia A

Wette, Karl


This thesis is concerned with the mysteries of neutron stars and the quest for gravitational waves. Rapidly-rotating neutron stars are anticipated sources of periodic gravitational waves, and are expected to be detectable within the next decade using kilometre-scale laser interferometry. We first perform ideal-magnetohydrodynamic axisymmetric simulations of a magnetically confined mountain on an accreting neutron star. Two scenarios are considered, in which the mountain sits atop a hard surface...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a277ee7fd3


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