THE R-MODE INSTABILITY IN ROTATING NEUTRON STARS

@article{Andersson2000THERI,
  title={THE R-MODE INSTABILITY IN ROTATING NEUTRON STARS},
  author={Nils Andersson and Kostas D. Kokkotas},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics D},
  year={2000},
  volume={10},
  pages={381-442}
}
In this review we summarize the current understanding of the gravitational-wave driven instability associated with the so-called r-modes in rotating neutron stars. We discuss the nature of the r-modes, the detailed mechanics of the instability and its potential astrophysical significance. In particular we discuss results regarding the spin-evolution of nascent neutron stars, the detectability of r-mode gravitational waves and mechanisms limiting the spin-rate of accreting neutron stars in… 

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