The permanent ellipticity of the neutron star in PSR J1023+0038

  title={The permanent ellipticity of the neutron star in PSR J1023+0038},
  author={Sudip Bhattacharyya},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • S. Bhattacharyya
  • Published 4 August 2020
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A millisecond pulsar having an ellipticity, which is an asymmetric mass distribution around its spin-axis, could emit continuous gravitational waves, which have not been detected so far. An indirect way to infer such waves is to estimate the contribution of the waves to the spin-down rate of the pulsar. The transitional pulsar PSR J1023+0038 is ideal and unique for this purpose because this is the only millisecond pulsar for which the spin-down rate has been measured in both accreting and non… 

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