Detectable signals from mergers of compact stars

H T Janka, M Ruffert

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Abstract

Merging neutron stars and neutron star-black holes binaries are powerful sources of gravitational waves. They have also been suggested as possible sources of cosmic gamma-ray bursts and are discussed as sites for the formation of r-process elements. Whereas the first aspect is undoubtable, the latter two are very uncertain. The current status of our knowledge and of the numerical modeling is briefly reviewed and the results of simulations are critically discussed concerning their significance and implications for potentially observable signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTELLAR COLLISIONS, MERGERS, AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
EditorsMM Shara
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages333-357
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)1-58381-103-6
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • GAMMA-RAY BURSTS
  • COALESCING NEUTRON-STARS
  • ADAPTIVE MESH REFINEMENT
  • TIDALLY LOCKED BINARIES
  • BLACK-HOLES
  • NEWTONIAN HYDRODYNAMICS
  • R-PROCESS
  • PHYSICAL MODELS
  • CLOSE BINARIES
  • CENTRAL ENGINE

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