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Galactic Binaries with eLISA

Gijs Nelemans;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
I review what eLISA will see from Galactic binaries -- double stars with orbital periods less than a few hours and white dwarf (or neutron star/black hole) components. I discuss the currently known binaries that are guaranteed (or verification) sources and explain why the expected total number of eLISA Galactic binaries is several thousand, even though there are large uncertainties in our knowledge of this population, in particular that of the interacting AM CVn systems. I very briefly sketch the astrophysical questions that can be addressed once these thousands of systems are detected. I close with a short outline of the electro-magnetic facilities that will co...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics
free text keywords: Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
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