Gravitational waves from remnant massive neutron stars of binary neutron star merger: Viscous hydrodynamics effects [HEAP]

Employing a simplified version of the Israel-Stewart formalism of general-relativistic shear-viscous hydrodynamics, we explore the evolution of a remnant massive neutron star of binary neutron star merger and pay special attention to the resulting gravitational waveforms. We find that for the plausible values of the so-called viscous alpha parameter of the order $10^{-2}$, the degree of the differential rotation in the remnant massive neutron star is significantly reduced in the viscous timescale, $\alt 5$\,ms. Associated with this, the degree of non-axisymmetric deformation is also reduced quickly, and as a consequence, the amplitude of quasi-periodic gravitational waves emitted also decays in the viscous timescale. Our results indicate that for modeling the evolution of the merger remnants of binary neutron stars, we would have to take into account magnetohydrodynamics effects, which in nature could provide the viscous effects.

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M. Shibata and K. Kiuchi
Thu, 18 May 17

Comments: 9 pages, 7 figures, PRD accepted. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1703.10303