2020MNRAS.492.5949S


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2020MNRAS.492.5949S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 492, 5949-5955 (2020/March-2)

Gravitational waves from fast-spinning white dwarfs.

SOUSA M.F., COELHO J.G. and DE ARAUJO J.C.N.

Abstract (from CDS):

Two mechanisms of gravitational waves (GWs) emission in fast-spinning white dwarfs (WDs) are investigated: accretion of matter and magnetic deformation. In both cases, the GW emission is generated by an asymmetry around the rotation axis of the star. However, in the first case, the asymmetry is due to the amount of accreted matter on the magnetic poles, while in the second case it is due to the intense magnetic field. We have estimated the GW amplitude and luminosity for three binary systems that have a fast-spinning magnetized WD, namely, AE Aquarii, AR Scorpii, and RX J0648.0-4418. We find that, for the first mechanism, the systems AE Aquarii and RX J0648.0-4418 can be observed by the space detectors BBO and DECIGO if they have an amount of accreted mass of δm >= 10-5 M☉. For the second mechanism, the three systems studied require that the WD have a magnetic field above ∼109 G to emit GWs that can be detected by BBO. We also verified that, in both mechanisms, the gravitational luminosity has an irrelevant contribution to the spin-down luminosity of these three systems. Therefore, other mechanisms of energy emission are needed to explain the spin-down of these objects.

Abstract Copyright: © 2020 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): gravitational waves - stars: magnetic field - white dwarfs

Simbad objects: 6

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Number of rows : 6

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 V* CL Oct WD* 03 17 15.8451763319 -85 32 25.561178526   13.78 13.66 15.19   DAP 148 1
2 HD 49798 HXB 06 48 04.7000758397 -44 18 58.432035331 6.758 8.017 8.287 8.391 8.543 sdO6 288 0
3 Ton 527 WD* 10 33 49.1966057344 +23 09 16.255124239   15.3 15.73     DAP2 103 0
4 V* AR Sco EB* 16 21 47.2831807962 -22 53 10.385946839   14.94 14.75     M5+D? 53 0
5 PG 1658+441 WD* 16 59 48.4241733860 +44 01 04.041324412   14.3 14.6     DAP1.6 133 0
6 V* AE Aqr CV* 20 40 09.1598509019 -00 52 15.057042857   12.46 10.40   10.191 K3-5IV/V 623 0

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