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Title: Going out with a bang: Compact object collisions resulting from supernovae in binary systems
Authors: Troja, E.
Wynn, G. A.
O'Brien, P. T.
Rosswog, S.
First Published: 11-Jan-2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2010, 401 (2), pp. 1381-1387
Abstract: Binary star systems containing a neutron star or a black hole with an evolved, massive star are dynamically perturbed when the latter undergoes a supernova explosion. It is possible that the natal kick received by the newly formed neutron star in the supernova may place the stellar remnants into a bound, highly eccentric orbit. In this case, the two compact objects can tidally interact and spiral into one another on a short time-scale. The interaction with an accretion disc of supernova debris is also considered. We quantify the likelihood of such events and show that they would be expected to produce a high-energy transient, possibly a short gamma-ray burst, typically within a few days of the supernova.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15747.x
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2009 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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