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Title: ROTATIONAL INSTABILITIES AND CENTRIFUGAL HANGUP

Abstract

One interesting class of gravitational radiation sources includes rapidly rotating astrophysical objects that encounter dynamical instabilities. We have carried out a set of simulations of rotationally induced instabilities in differentially rotating polytropes. An n=1.5 polytrope with the Maclaurin rotation law will encounter the m=2 bar instability at T/{vert_bar}W{vert_bar} {ge} 0.27. Our results indicate that the remnant of this in-stability is a persistent bar-like structure that emits a long-lived gravitational radiation signal. Furthermore, dynamical instability is shown to occur in n=3.33 polytropes with the j-constant rotation law at T/{vert_bar}W{vert_bar} {ge} 0:14. In this case, the dominant mode of instability is m=1. Such instability may allow a centrifugally-hung core to begin collapsing to neutron star densities on a dynamical timescale. If it occurs in a supermassive star, it may produce gravitational radiation detectable by LISA.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
769262
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-00-5924
TRN: AH200121%%61
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION; INSTABILITY; NEUTRON STARS; ROTATION; SUPERMASSIVE STARS

Citation Formats

K. NEW, and J. CENTRELLA. ROTATIONAL INSTABILITIES AND CENTRIFUGAL HANGUP. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
K. NEW, & J. CENTRELLA. ROTATIONAL INSTABILITIES AND CENTRIFUGAL HANGUP. United States.
K. NEW, and J. CENTRELLA. Fri . "ROTATIONAL INSTABILITIES AND CENTRIFUGAL HANGUP". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/769262.
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author = {K. NEW and J. CENTRELLA},
abstractNote = {One interesting class of gravitational radiation sources includes rapidly rotating astrophysical objects that encounter dynamical instabilities. We have carried out a set of simulations of rotationally induced instabilities in differentially rotating polytropes. An n=1.5 polytrope with the Maclaurin rotation law will encounter the m=2 bar instability at T/{vert_bar}W{vert_bar} {ge} 0.27. Our results indicate that the remnant of this in-stability is a persistent bar-like structure that emits a long-lived gravitational radiation signal. Furthermore, dynamical instability is shown to occur in n=3.33 polytropes with the j-constant rotation law at T/{vert_bar}W{vert_bar} {ge} 0:14. In this case, the dominant mode of instability is m=1. Such instability may allow a centrifugally-hung core to begin collapsing to neutron star densities on a dynamical timescale. If it occurs in a supermassive star, it may produce gravitational radiation detectable by LISA.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2000},
month = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2000}
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