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Dynamical Formation of the GW190814 Merger

  • Authors: Manuel Arca Sedda

2021 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 908 L38.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

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Formation of a GW190814 prototype in one of our models (Z = 0.02, σ = 15 km s−1). During the scattering, the NS swaps with the star (ST), which is ejected away, leading to the formation of a highly eccentric binary with merging time tGW ≲ 1.3 Gyr.

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