Accurate numerical simulations of inspiralling binary neutron stars and their comparison with effective-one-body analytical models

  title={Accurate numerical simulations of inspiralling binary neutron stars and their comparison with effective-one-body analytical models},
  author={Luca Baiotti and T. Damour and Bruno Giacomazzo and Alessandro Nagar and Luciano Rezzolla},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Binary neutron-star systems represent one of the most promising sources of gravitational waves. In order to be able to extract important information, notably about the equation of state of matter at nuclear density, it is necessary to have in hand an accurate analytical model of the expected waveforms. Following our recent work [L. Baiotti, T. Damour, B. Giacomazzo, A. Nagar, and L. Rezzolla, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 261101 (2010).], we here analyze more in detail two general-relativistic… 
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