Tidal deformations of neutron stars with elastic crusts

  title={Tidal deformations of neutron stars with elastic crusts},
  author={Fabian Gittins and Nils Andersson and Jonas P. Pereira},
  journal={Physical Review D},
With the first detections of binary neutron star mergers by gravitational-wave detectors, it proves timely to consider how the internal structure of neutron stars affects the way in which they can be asymmetrically deformed. Such deformations may leave measurable imprints on gravitational-wave signals and can be sourced through tidal interactions or the formation of mountains. We detail the formalism that describes fully-relativistic neutron star models with elastic crusts undergoing static… 

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