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Constraining the p-Mode-g-Mode Tidal Instability with GW170817


Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, Constraining the p-Mode-g-Mode Tidal Instability with GW170817, Physical Review Letters, 122, (6) Article 061104. ISSN 0031-9007 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.061104


We analyze the impact of a proposed tidal instability coupling p modes and g modes within neutron stars on GW170817. This nonresonant instability transfers energy from the orbit of the binary to internal modes of the stars, accelerating the gravitational-wave driven inspiral.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:p-mode, g-mode, tidal instability, neutron stars, gravitational waves
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:General relativity and gravitational waves
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Siellez, K (Dr Karelle Siellez)
ID Code:151945
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-09
Last Modified:2022-09-27

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