Constructing Love-Q relations with gravitational wave detections

Anuradha Samajdar, Tim Dietrich

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Quasiuniversal relations between the tidal deformability and the quadrupole moment of neutron stars are predicted by theoretical computations, but have not been measured experimentally. We simulate 120 binary neutron star sources and find that Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo at design sensitivity could find possible deviations from predicted relations if the neutron stars are highly spinning. A network of envisaged third generation detectors will even allow extracting such relations, providing new tests of general relativity and nuclear physics predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124014
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2020


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