Implications from GW170817 and I-Love-Q relations for relativistic hybrid stars

Vasileios Paschalidis, Kent Yagi, David Alvarez-Castillo, David B. Blaschke, Armen Sedrakian

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Abstract

Gravitational wave observations of GW170817 placed bounds on the tidal deformabilities of compact stars, allowing one to probe equations of state for matter at supranuclear densities. Here we design new parametrizations for hybrid hadron-quark equations of state, which give rise to low-mass twin stars, and test them against GW170817. We find that GW170817 is consistent with the coalescence of a binary hybrid star-neutron star. We also test and find that the I-Love-Q relations for hybrid stars in the third family agree with those for purely hadronic and quark stars within ∼3% for both slowly and rapidly rotating configurations, implying that these relations can be used to perform equation-of-state independent tests of general relativity and to break degeneracies in gravitational waveforms for hybrid stars in the third family as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number084038
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume97
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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