Oceanography of Accreting Neutron Stars : Non-Radial Oscillations and Periodic X-Ray Variability

Abstract

Observations of quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) in the luminosity from many accreting neutron stars (NS) have led us to investigate a source of periodicity prevalent in other stars: non-radial oscillations. After summarizing the structure of the atmosphere and ocean of an accreting NS, we discuss the various low l g-modes with frequencies in the 1-100 Hz… (More)

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