Formation of double compact objects

Vicky Kalogera*, K. Belczynski, C. Kim, R. O'Shaughnessy, B. Willems

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Abstract

Current observations of double neutron stars provide us with a wealth of information that we can use to investigate their evolutionary history and the physical conditions of neutron star formation. Understanding this history and formation conditions further allow us to make theoretical predictions for the formation of other double compact objects with one or two black hole (BH) components and assess the detectability of such systems by ground-based gravitational-wave (GW) interferometers. In this paper we summarize our group's body of work in the past few years and we place our conclusions and current understanding in the framework of other work in this area of astrophysical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-108
Number of pages34
JournalPhysics Reports
Volume442
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Binaries
  • Black holes
  • Gravitational waves
  • Neutron stars
  • Pulsars
  • Supernovae

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kalogera, V., Belczynski, K., Kim, C., O'Shaughnessy, R., & Willems, B. (2007). Formation of double compact objects. Physics Reports, 442(1-6), 75-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2007.02.008
Kalogera, Vicky ; Belczynski, K. ; Kim, C. ; O'Shaughnessy, R. ; Willems, B. / Formation of double compact objects. In: Physics Reports. 2007 ; Vol. 442, No. 1-6. pp. 75-108.
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Kalogera, V, Belczynski, K, Kim, C, O'Shaughnessy, R & Willems, B 2007, 'Formation of double compact objects', Physics Reports, vol. 442, no. 1-6, pp. 75-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2007.02.008

Formation of double compact objects. / Kalogera, Vicky; Belczynski, K.; Kim, C.; O'Shaughnessy, R.; Willems, B.

In: Physics Reports, Vol. 442, No. 1-6, 01.04.2007, p. 75-108.

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Kalogera V, Belczynski K, Kim C, O'Shaughnessy R, Willems B. Formation of double compact objects. Physics Reports. 2007 Apr 1;442(1-6):75-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2007.02.008