The black hole spin in coalescing binary black holes and high-mass X-ray binaries

Y. Qin*, T. Fragos, G. Meynet, P. Marchant, V. Kalogera, J. Andrews, M. Sørensen, H. F. Song

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Abstract

The six LIGO detections of merging black holes (BHs) allowed to infer slow spin values for the two pre-merging BHs. The three cases where the spins of the BHs can be determined in high-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs) show that those BHs have high spin values. We discuss here scenarios explaining these differences in spin properties in these two classes of object.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-432
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Binaries: Close binary stars
  • X-rays: Binaries
  • black hole
  • gravitational waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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