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Morganstern and Chiu 1967

Morganstern, R.E., and H.-Y. Chiu, 1967: Scalar gravitational fields in pulsating stars. Phys. Rev., 157, 1228-1232, doi:10.1103/PhysRev.157.1228.

Brans and Dicke have suggested the existence of a scalar field in their theory of gravitation. The role of a scalar gravitational field in pulsating stars is studied. It is found that a star in a radially symmetric pulsational motion can radiate scalar waves but not gravitational waves. Further, radiation of scalar waves can damp out the radial pulsation of a neutron star in a matter of seconds. Thus, if a neutron star is found to pulsate, then the existence of a scalar field can be ruled out.

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  author={Morganstern, R. E. and Chiu, H.-Y.},
  title={Scalar gravitational fields in pulsating stars},
  journal={Physical Review},

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ID  - mo09000a
AU  - Morganstern, R. E.
AU  - Chiu, H.-Y.
PY  - 1967
TI  - Scalar gravitational fields in pulsating stars
JA  - Phys. Rev.
JO  - Physical Review
VL  - 157
SP  - 1228
EP  - 1232
DO  - 10.1103/PhysRev.157.1228
ER  -

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