Gravitational ionization: periodic orbits of binary systems perturbed by gravitational radiation.
Chicone, Carmen Charles
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The long term perturbation of a Newtonian binary system by an incident gravitational wave is discussed in connection with the issue of gravitational ionization. The periodic orbits of the planar tidal equation are investigated and the conditions for their existence are presented. The possibility of ionization of a Keplerian orbit via gravitational radiation is discussed.
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