Analytic modeling of tidal effects in the relativistic inspiral of binary neutron stars.

  title={Analytic modeling of tidal effects in the relativistic inspiral of binary neutron stars.},
  author={Luca Baiotti and T. Damour and Bruno Giacomazzo and Alessandro Nagar and Luciano Rezzolla},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={105 26},
To detect the gravitational-wave (GW) signal from binary neutron stars and extract information about the equation of state of matter at nuclear density, it is necessary to match the signal with a bank of accurate templates. We present the two longest (to date) general-relativistic simulations of equal-mass binary neutron stars with different compactnesses, C=0.12 and C=0.14, and compare them with a tidal extension of the effective-one-body (EOB) model. The typical numerical phasing errors over… 

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