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Gravitational Wave in f(R) Gravity: Possible Signature of Sub- And Super-Chandrasekhar Limiting-mass White Dwarfs

Kalita, S and Mukhopadhyay, B (2021) Gravitational Wave in f(R) Gravity: Possible Signature of Sub- And Super-Chandrasekhar Limiting-mass White Dwarfs. In: Astrophysical Journal, 909 (1).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abddb8


After the prediction of many sub- and super-Chandrasekhar (at least a dozen for the latter) limiting-mass white dwarfs (WDs), hence apparently a peculiar class of WDs, from the observations of luminosity of Type Ia supernovae, researchers have proposed various models to explain these two classes of WD separately. We earlier showed that these two peculiar classes of WD, along with the regular WD, can be explained by a single form of the f(R) gravity, whose effect is significant only in the high-density regime, and it almost vanishes in the low-density regime. However, since there is no direct detection of such a WD, it is difficult to single out one specific theory from the zoo of modified theories of gravity. We discuss the possibility of direct detection of such a WD in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy. It is well known that in f(R) gravity more than two polarization modes are present. We estimate the amplitudes of all the relevant modes for the peculiar and the regular WD. We further discuss the possibility of their detections through future-based GW detectors, such as LISA, ALIA, DECIGO, BBO, or the Einstein Telescope, and thereby put constraints on or rule out various modified theories of gravity. This exploration links the theory with possible observations through GW in f(R) gravity. © 2021. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved..

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to IoP.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 16:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 16:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/68726

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