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Living Rev Relativ. 2003;6(1):2. doi: 10.12942/lrr-2003-2. Epub 2003 Mar 10.

Gravitational Waves from Gravitational Collapse.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS B227, T-6, NM 87545 Los Alamos, New Mexico USA.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS T085, X-2, NM 87545 Los Alamos, New Mexico USA.


Gravitational wave emission from stellar collapse has been studied for more than three decades. Current state-of-the-art numerical investigations of collapse include those that use progenitors with more realistic angular momentum profiles, properly treat microphysics issues, account for general relativity, and examine non-axisymmetric effects in three dimensions. Such simulations predict that gravitational waves from various phenomena associated with gravitational collapse could be detectable with ground-based and space-based interferometric observatories. This review covers the entire range of stellar collapse sources of gravitational waves: from the accretion induced collapse of a white dwarf through the collapse down to neutron stars or black holes of massive stars to the collapse of supermassive stars.


Supplementary material is available for this article at 10.12942/lrr-2003-2.

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