Constraining neutron-star tidal Love numbers with gravitational-wave detectors

  title={Constraining neutron-star tidal Love numbers with gravitational-wave detectors},
  author={Eanna E. Flanagan and Tanja Hinderer},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Ground-based gravitational wave detectors may be able to constrain the nuclear equation of state using the early, low frequency portion of the signal of detected neutron star--neutron star inspirals. In this early adiabatic regime, the influence of a neutron star's internal structure on the phase of the waveform depends only on a single parameter $\ensuremath{\lambda}$ of the star related to its tidal Love number, namely, the ratio of the induced quadrupole moment to the perturbing tidal… 

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