Constraining the Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars from Multi-messenger Observations of GW170817

@article{Margalit2017ConstrainingTM,
  title={Constraining the Maximum Mass of Neutron Stars from Multi-messenger Observations of GW170817},
  author={B. Margalit and Brian A. Metzger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={850}
}
  • B. Margalit, Brian A. Metzger
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We combine electromagnetic (EM) and gravitational wave (GW) information on the binary neutron star (NS) merger GW170817 in order to constrain the radii $R_{\rm ns}$ and maximum mass $M_{\rm max}$ of NSs. GW170817 was followed by a range of EM counterparts, including a weak gamma-ray burst (GRB), kilonova (KN) emission from the radioactive decay of the merger ejecta, and X-ray/radio emission consistent with being the synchrotron afterglow of a more powerful off-axis jet. The type of compact… CONTINUE READING
    331 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    A long-lived neutron star merger remnant in GW170817: Constraints and clues from X-ray observations
    • 55
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Neutron-star radius constraints from GW170817 and future detections
    • 227
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Kilonovae
    • B. Metzger
    • Physics, Medicine
    • Living reviews in relativity
    • 2017
    • 38
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 115 REFERENCES
    Constraints on binary neutron star merger product from short GRB observations
    • 78
    • PDF
    Electromagnetic counterparts of compact object mergers powered by the radioactive decay of r‐process nuclei
    • 559
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    RADIATIVE TRANSFER SIMULATIONS OF NEUTRON STAR MERGER EJECTA
    • 283
    • PDF
    Nuclear equation of state from observations of short gamma-ray burst remnants
    • 87
    • PDF