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Evidence for a Minimum Ellipticity in Millisecond Pulsars. / Woan, G.; Pitkin, M. D.; Haskell, B.; Jones, D. I.; Lasky, P. D.

In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 863, No. 2, L40, 21.08.2018.

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Woan, G, Pitkin, MD, Haskell, B, Jones, DI & Lasky, PD 2018, 'Evidence for a Minimum Ellipticity in Millisecond Pulsars', Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 863, no. 2, L40. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aad86a

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Woan, G., Pitkin, M. D., Haskell, B., Jones, D. I., & Lasky, P. D. (2018). Evidence for a Minimum Ellipticity in Millisecond Pulsars. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 863(2), [L40]. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aad86a

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Woan G, Pitkin MD, Haskell B, Jones DI, Lasky PD. Evidence for a Minimum Ellipticity in Millisecond Pulsars. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2018 Aug 21;863(2). L40. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aad86a

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Woan, G. ; Pitkin, M. D. ; Haskell, B. ; Jones, D. I. ; Lasky, P. D. / Evidence for a Minimum Ellipticity in Millisecond Pulsars. In: Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2018 ; Vol. 863, No. 2.

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abstract = "Neutron stars spin down over time due to a number of energy-loss processes. We provide tantalizing population-based evidence that millisecond pulsars (MSPs) have a minimum ellipticity of epsilon ≈ 10−9 around their spin axis and that, consequently, some spin down mostly through gravitational-wave emission. We discuss the implications of such a minimum ellipticity in terms of the internal magnetic field strengths and nuclear matter composition of neutron stars and show it would result in the Advanced LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors, or their upgrades, detecting gravitational waves from some known MSPs in the near future.",
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PY - 2018/8/21

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N2 - Neutron stars spin down over time due to a number of energy-loss processes. We provide tantalizing population-based evidence that millisecond pulsars (MSPs) have a minimum ellipticity of epsilon ≈ 10−9 around their spin axis and that, consequently, some spin down mostly through gravitational-wave emission. We discuss the implications of such a minimum ellipticity in terms of the internal magnetic field strengths and nuclear matter composition of neutron stars and show it would result in the Advanced LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors, or their upgrades, detecting gravitational waves from some known MSPs in the near future.

AB - Neutron stars spin down over time due to a number of energy-loss processes. We provide tantalizing population-based evidence that millisecond pulsars (MSPs) have a minimum ellipticity of epsilon ≈ 10−9 around their spin axis and that, consequently, some spin down mostly through gravitational-wave emission. We discuss the implications of such a minimum ellipticity in terms of the internal magnetic field strengths and nuclear matter composition of neutron stars and show it would result in the Advanced LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave detectors, or their upgrades, detecting gravitational waves from some known MSPs in the near future.

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