# Spin-orbit effects for compact binaries in scalar-tensor gravity

@article{Brax2021SpinorbitEF, title={Spin-orbit effects for compact binaries in scalar-tensor gravity}, author={Philippe Brax and A. C. Davis and Scott Melville and Leong Khim Wong}, journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics}, year={2021}, volume={2021} }

Gravitational waves provide us with a new window into our Universe, and have already been used to place strong constrains on the existence of light scalar fields, which are a common feature in many alternative theories of gravity. However, spin effects are still relatively unexplored in this context. In this work, we construct an effective point-particle action for a generic spinning body that can couple both conformally and disformally to a real scalar field, and we show that requiring the…

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