Eclipses of continuous gravitational waves as a probe of stellar structure

@article{Marchant2020EclipsesOC,
  title={Eclipses of continuous gravitational waves as a probe of stellar structure},
  author={Pablo Marchant and Katelyn Breivik and Christopher P. L. Berry and Ilya Mandel and Shane L. Larson},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2020}
}
Although gravitational waves only interact weakly with matter, their propagation is affected by a gravitational potential. If a gravitational wave source is eclipsed by a star, measuring these perturbations provides a way to directly measure the distribution of mass throughout the stellar interior. We compute the expected Shapiro time delay, amplification, and deflection during an eclipse, and show how this can be used to infer the mass distribution of the eclipsing body. We identify continuous… 
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