Cataclysmic variables as sources of gravitational waves
J.C.N. de Araujo and
Received 3 January 2000 / Accepted 11 April 2000
General relativity predicts that binary systems of stars produce gravitational waves of significant intensity. Here we are particularly interested in the cataclysmic variable binaries (CVs). These systems emit low frequency gravitational waves, . We present here a catalog of CVs and argue that part of them are capable of being detected by the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).
Key words: gravitational waves stars: novae, cataclysmic variables
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Online publication: June 8, 2000