Using gravitational-wave observations and quasi-universal relations to constrain the maximum mass of neutron stars

  title={Using gravitational-wave observations and quasi-universal relations to constrain the maximum mass of neutron stars},
  author={Luciano Rezzolla and Elias R. Most and Lukas R. Weih},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
Combining the GW observations of merging systems of binary neutron stars and quasi-universal relations, we set constraints on the maximum mass that can be attained by nonrotating stellar models of neutron stars. More specifically, exploiting the recent observation of the GW event GW 170817 and drawing from basic arguments on kilonova modeling of GRB 170817A, together with the quasi-universal relation between the maximum mass of nonrotating stellar models $M_{\rm TOV}$ and the maximum mass… 

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