Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1307.5888 (Kenta Hotokezaka et al.)

Remnant massive neutron stars of binary neutron star mergers: Evolution process and gravitational waveform    [PDF]

Kenta Hotokezaka, Kenta Kiuchi, Koutarou Kyutoku, Takayuki Muranushi, Yu-ichiro Sekiguchi, Masaru Shibata, Keisuke Taniguchi
Massive (hypermassive and supramassive) neutron stars are likely to be often formed after the merger of binary neutron stars. We explore the evolution process of the remnant massive neutron stars and gravitational waves emitted by them, based on numerical-relativity simulations for binary neutron star mergers employing a variety of equations of state and choosing a plausible range of the neutron-star mass of binaries. We show that the lifetime of remnant hypermassive neutron stars depends strongly on the total binary mass and also on the equations of state. Gravitational waves emitted by the remnant massive neutron stars universally have a quasiperiodic nature of an approximately constant frequency although the frequency varies with time. We also show that the frequency and time-variation feature of gravitational waves depend strongly on the equations of state. We derive a fitting formula for the quasiperiodic gravitational waveforms, which may be used for the data analysis of a gravitational-wave signal.
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