Title

Structure of Neutron Stars and their Perturbation Excited Gravitational Waves Emission

Author

Weikang Lin

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Abstract

I explored the perturbation of the non-rotating neutron stars and the associated gravitational waves emission, and investigated the effect of nuclear properties on the mode oscillation frequencies. The properties of nuclear matter at high density determine neutron stars structure and their mode oscillation. Gravitational waves might become detectable in a few years. It will open a new window for us to probe our universe. This thesis aims to find out how we can understand the properties of neutron stars from gravitational waves detection, and infer the behavior of nuclear matter. On the other hand, we can use the modern experimental and theoretical constraints on nuclear iv matter to predict the mode oscillation. I will also talk about how the 'fifth force' influences the mode oscillation.

Advisor

Bao-An Li

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

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