Gravitational Waves from Compact Dark Objects in Neutron Stars

Dark matter could be composed of compact dark objects (CDOs). We find that the oscillation of CDOs inside neutron stars can be a detectable source of gravitational waves (GWs). The GW strain amplitude depends on the mass of the CDO, and its frequency is typically in the range 3–5 kHz as determined by the central density of the star. In the best cases, LIGO may be sensitive to CDO masses greater than or of order 10$^{−8}$M$_⊙$ .


Publication Date:
Feb 21 2019
Date Submitted:
Jun 21 2019
Citation:
Physical Review Letters
122
7




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