We show that sudden variations in the composition and structure of a hybrid star can be triggered by its rapid spin-down, induced by r-mode instabilities. The discontinuity of this process is due to the surface tension between hadronic and quark matter and in particular to the overpressure needed to nucleate new structures of quark matter in the mixed phase. The consequent mini-collapses in the star can produce highly energetic gravitational wave bursts. The possible connection between the predictions of this model and the burst signal found by EXPLORER and NAUTILUS detectors during 2001 is also investigated.

SHORT GRAVITATIONAL WAVE BURSTS INDUCED BY R-MODE SPIN-DOWN OF HYBRID STARS

BEREJIANI, ZOURAB;
2006

Abstract

We show that sudden variations in the composition and structure of a hybrid star can be triggered by its rapid spin-down, induced by r-mode instabilities. The discontinuity of this process is due to the surface tension between hadronic and quark matter and in particular to the overpressure needed to nucleate new structures of quark matter in the mixed phase. The consequent mini-collapses in the star can produce highly energetic gravitational wave bursts. The possible connection between the predictions of this model and the burst signal found by EXPLORER and NAUTILUS detectors during 2001 is also investigated.
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