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Astron. Astrophys. 327, 428-431 (1997)

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

K.A. Postnov 1 and M.E. Prokhorov 2

1 The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-01, Japan
2 Sternberg 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] 0.1 of old neutron star population have a low surface magnetic field ([FORMULA] [FORMULA] 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] [FORMULA] at 100 Hz during 1-year integration.

Key words: gravitational waves – stars: neutron

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