Measuring neutron-star properties via gravitational waves from neutron-star mergers.

@article{Bauswein2012MeasuringNP,
  title={Measuring neutron-star properties via gravitational waves from neutron-star mergers.},
  author={A. Bauswein and H-T Janka},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={011101}
}
We demonstrate by a large set of merger simulations for symmetric binary neutron stars (NSs) that there is a tight correlation between the frequency peak of the postmerger gravitational-wave (GW) emission and the physical properties of the nuclear equation of state (EoS), e.g., expressed by the radius of the maximum-mass Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkhoff configuration. Therefore, a single measurement of the peak frequency of the postmerger GW signal will constrain the NS EoS significantly. For… CONTINUE READING