Probing neutron stars with the full premerger and postmerger gravitational wave signal from binary coalescences

  title={Probing neutron stars with the full premerger and postmerger gravitational wave signal from binary coalescences},
  author={M. H. Van Wijngaarden and Katerina Chatziioannou and Andreas Bauswein and James Alexander Clark and Neil J. Cornish},
  journal={Physical Review D},
The gravitational wave signal emitted during the coalescence of two neutron stars carries information about the stars’ internal structure. During the long inspiral phase the main matter observable is the tidal interaction between the binary components, an effect that can be parametrically modeled with compact-binary solutions to general relativity. After the binary merger the main observable is frequency modes of the remnant, most commonly giving rise to a short-duration signal accessible only… 
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