Secular Instability of g-Modes in Rotating Neutron Stars

Abstract

Gravitational radiation tends to drive gravity modes in rotating neutron stars unstable. For an inviscid star, the instability sets in when the rotation frequency is about 0.7 times the corresponding mode frequency of the nonrotating star. Neutron stars with spin frequencies > ∼ 100 Hz are susceptible to this instability, with growth time of order years… (More)

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@inproceedings{Lai1998SecularIO, title={Secular Instability of g-Modes in Rotating Neutron Stars}, author={Dong Lai}, year={1998} }