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Resolving dichotomy in compact objects through continuous gravitational waves observation

Kalita, S and Mondal, T and Tout, CA and Bulik, T and Mukhopadhyay, B (2021) Resolving dichotomy in compact objects through continuous gravitational waves observation. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508 (1). pp. 842-851.


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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stab2625


More than two dozen soft gamma-ray repeaters (SGRs) and anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) have been detected so far. These are isolated compact objects. Many of them are either found to be associated with supernova remnants or their surface magnetic fields are directly measured, confirming that they are neutron stars (NSs). However, it has been argued that some SGRs and AXPs are highly magnetized white dwarfs (WDs). Meanwhile, the existence of super-Chandrasekhar WDs has remained to be a puzzle. However, not even a single such massive WD has been observed directly. Moreover, some WD pulsars are detected in electromagnetic surveys and some of their masses are still not confirmed. Here, we calculate the signal-To-noise ratio for all these objects, considering different magnetic field configurations and thereby estimate the required time for their detection by various gravitational wave (GW) detectors. For SGRs and AXPs, we show that, if these are NSs, they can hardly be detected by any of the GW detectors, while if they are WDs, big bang Observer (BBO), DECi-hertz Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (DECIGO) and Advanced Laser Interferometer Antenna (ALIA) would be able to detect them within a few days to a year of integration, depending on the magnetic field strength and its configuration. Similarly, if a super-Chandrasekhar WD has a dominant toroidal field, we show that even Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) and TianQin would be able to detect it within one year of integration. We also discuss how GWs can confirm the masses of the WD pulsars. © 2021 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Astronomical Society.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2021 07:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2021 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70413

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