Neutron Stars in Binary Systems

  • E. P. J. van den Heuvel
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 139)


Neutron stars are the most compact concentrations of matter presently known in nature. They consist of matter at nuclear density in bulk: 1057 nucleons (4.105 Earth masses) concentrated in a sphere with a diameter of less than 20 kilometers, held together by gravity.


Orbital Period Neutron Star Gravitational Radiation Will Emit Double Star 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. J. van den Heuvel
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  1. 1.Astronomical Institute ‘Anton Pannekoek’University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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