# Prospects for joint observations of gravitational waves and gamma rays from merging neutron star binaries

@article{Patricelli2016ProspectsFJ,
title={Prospects for joint observations of gravitational waves and gamma rays from merging neutron star binaries},
author={Barbara Patricelli and Massimiliano Razzano and Giancarlo Cella and Francesco Fidecaro and Elena Pian and Marica Branchesi and A. Stamerra},
journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
year={2016},
volume={2016},
pages={056 - 056}
}
• Published 20 June 2016
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