[0910.1780] Gravitational wave background from neutron star phase transition for a new class of equation of state

Authors: J. C. N. de Araujo, G. F. Marranghello

Date: 9 Oct 2009

Abstract: We study the generation of a stochastic gravitational wave (GW) background produced by a population of neutron stars (NSs) which go over a hadron-quark phase transition in its inner shells. We obtain, for example, that the NS phase transition, in cold dark matter scenarios, could generate a stochastic GW background with a maximum amplitude of $h_{\rm BG} \sim 10ˆ{-24}$, in the frequency band $\simeq 20-2000 {\rm Hz}$ for stars forming at redshifts of up to $z\simeq 20.$ We study the possibility of detection of this isotropic GW background by correlating signals of a pair of ‘advanced’ LIGO observatories.

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Oct 13, 2009

0910.1780 (/preprints)
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