Gravitational waves in a magnetized plasma
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An overview of gravitational wave and its possible detection while propagating in a plasma is given. The linear propagation of gravitational wave in magnetized plasma is considered. It is found that a × polarized gravitational wave excites Alfve′n modes while a + polarized wave excites magneto-acoustic waves propagating parallel to the gravitational wave. In merging binary pulsars gravitational wave energy can be converted into pulsar wind at a large scale.