Gravitationally driven electromagnetic perturbations of neutron stars and black holes

Hajime Sotani, Kostas D. Kokkotas, Pablo Laguna, Carlos F. Sopuerta

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    Abstract

    Gravitational perturbations of neutron stars and black holes are well-known sources of gravitational radiation. If the compact object is immersed in or endowed with a magnetic field, the gravitational perturbations would couple to electromagnetic perturbations and potentially trigger synergistic electromagnetic signatures. We present a detailed analytic calculation of the dynamics of coupled gravitational and electromagnetic perturbations for both neutron stars and black holes. We discuss the prospects for detecting the electromagnetic waves in these scenarios and the potential that these waves have for providing information about their source. © 2013 American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number084018
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume87
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2013

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