Modelling neutron star mountains

  title={Modelling neutron star mountains},
  author={Fabian Gittins and Nils Andersson and D. I. Jones},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
As the era of gravitational-wave astronomy has well and truly begun, gravitational radiation from rotating neutron stars remains elusive. Rapidly spinning neutron stars are the main targets for continuous-wave searches since, according to general relativity, provided they are asymmetrically deformed, they will emit gravitational waves. It is believed that detecting such radiation will unlock the answer to why no pulsars have been observed to spin close to the break-up frequency. We review… Expand

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