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Astron. Astrophys. 327, 428-431

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On the stochastic gravitational radiation background
produced by an ensemble of single neutron stars

K.A. Postnov1 and M.E. Prokhorov2

1The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-01, Japan*
2Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University, 119899 Moscow, Russia

Received 13 January 1997 / Accepted 12 May 1997


The possible stochastic background produced by single galactic neutron star is studied. The upper limit to this background independent of the NS ellipticities is derived. If FORMULA of old neutron star population have a low surface magnetic field (<107 G; from the beginning or due to field decay), this background may be detected by the advanced LIGO/VIRGO interferometers with a sensitivity of FORMULA at 100 Hz during 1-year integration.

Key words: gravitational waves - stars: neutron

*On leave from Moscow State University, Russia

© European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1997

Online publication: October 1, 1997
Last change: April 8, 1998