Astrophysical sources of a stochastic gravitational-wave background

T. Regimbau, V. Mandic

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We review the spectral properties of stochastic backgrounds of astrophysical origin and discuss how they may differ from the primordial contribution by their statistical properties. We show that stochastic searches with the next generation of terrestrial interferometers could put interesting constraints on the physical properties of astrophysical populations, such as the ellipticity and magnetic field of magnetars, or the coalescence rate of compact binaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number184018
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 21 2008


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