Possible direct method to determine the radius of a star from the spectrum of gravitational wave signals

Motoyuki Saijo, Takashi Nakamura

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Abstract

One of the most important sources of gravitational waves for laser interferometers is coalescing binary black hole (BH)-star systems. In the inspiral phase, the radius of the star has little effect on gravitational waves so that the star can be treated as a point particle. Comparing the waveform of the inspiral phase with a theoretical template using matched filtering techniques, each mass and spin of the star and BH can be determined respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2665-2668
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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