## 2. Binaries as GR detectorsThe action of GWs on binaries is of course rather small, but - for
a given binary - it might be accumulated over substantial part of its
life-time Therefore, the distribution of orbital frequencies of binaries might exhibit - in a statistical sense - the integrated effect of a hypothetical "universal" GR (QGR). While this effect cannot be seen directly as periodic variations of binary frequencies, because too many cycles would need to be averaged to overcome observational noise. We conjecture in this paper that the distribution of orbital frequencies of a sufficiently numerous sample of CBS's might exhibit a deficit or excess of binaries at some definite frequency(ies) being connected via simple resonant relations with frequencies of the hypothetical GWs (or QGWs). © European Southern Observatory (ESO) 1997 Online publication: June 30, 1998 |