Gravitational waves from rapidly rotating white dwarfs
Abstract
Rapidly rotating white dwarfs in cataclysmic variable systems may be emitting gravitational radiation due to the recently discovered relativistic rmode instability. Assuming that the four most rapidly rotating known systems are limited in rotation rate by the instability, the amplitude of the emitted gravitational waves is determined at Earth for both known rapid rotators and for a model background caused by a galactic population of such systems. The proposed LISA and OMEGA spacebased interferometer gravitational wave detectors could observe such signals and determine whether the rmode instability plays a significant role in white dwarf systems.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 July 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.grqc/9807036
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/9807036
 Bibcode:
 1998gr.qc.....7036H
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 13 pages, 1 figure, REVTeX