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The Black Hole-Neutron Star Binary Merger in Full General Relativity

Dependence on Neutron Star Equations of State

Authors: Kyutoku, Koutarou

  • Derives relations between the gravitational wave cutoff frequency and neutron star compactness
  • Clarifies formation of massive accretion disks for short-hard gamma ray bursts
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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by Kyoto University’s Physics Department in 2012.
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This thesis presents a systematic study of the orbital evolution, gravitational wave radiation, and merger remnant of the black hole–neutron star binary merger in full general relativity for the first time. Numerical-relativity simulations are performed using an adaptive mesh refinement code, SimulAtor for Compact objects in Relativistic Astrophysics (SACRA), which adopts a wide variety of zero-temperature equations of state for the neutron star matter.

 

Gravitational waves provide us with quantitative information on the neutron star compactness and equation of state via the cutoff frequency in the spectra, if tidal disruption of the neutron star occurs before the binary merges. The cutoff frequency will be observed by next-generation laser interferometric ground-based gravitational wave detectors, such as Advanced LIGO, Advanced VIRGO, and KAGRA.

 

The author has also determined that the mass of remnant disks are sufficient for the remnant black hole accretion disk to become a progenitor of short-hard gamma ray bursts accompanied by tidal disruptions and suggests that overspinning black holes may not be formed after the merger of even an extremely spinning black hole and an irrotational neutron star.

About the authors

Dr.Koutaro Kyutoku
Cosmophysics Group, Theory Center, IPNS (Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies), KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization)
kyutoku@post.kek.jp

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Black Hole-Neutron Star Binary Merger in Full General Relativity
Book Subtitle
Dependence on Neutron Star Equations of State
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54201-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54201-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54200-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54733-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 178
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