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On the astrophysical robustness of the neutron star merger r-process
In this study we explore nucleosynthesis in the dynamic ejecta of compact binary mergers. We are particularly interested in the question how sensitive the resulting abundance patterns are to theExpand
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The X-ray counterpart to the gravitational-wave event GW170817
A long-standing paradigm in astrophysics is that collisions—or mergers—of two neutron stars form highly relativistic and collimated outflows (jets) that power γ-ray bursts of short (less than twoExpand
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Neutrino-driven winds from neutron star merger remnants
We present a detailed, three-dimensional hydrodynamic study of the neutrino-driven winds that emerge from the remnant of a neutron star merger. Our simulations are performed with the Newtonian,Expand
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Swift and NuSTAR observations of GW170817: Detection of a blue kilonova
GROWTH observations of GW170817 The gravitational wave event GW170817 was caused by the merger of two neutron stars (see the Introduction by Smith). In three papers, teams associated with the GROWTHExpand
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The Emergence of a Lanthanide-Rich Kilonova Following the Merger of Two Neutron Stars
We report the discovery and monitoring of the near-infrared counterpart (AT2017gfo) of a binary neutron-star merger event detected as a gravitational wave source by Advanced Laser InterferometerExpand
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The long-term evolution of neutron star merger remnants { II. Radioactively powered transients
We use 3D hydrodynamic simulations of the long-term evolution of neutron star merger ejecta to predict the light curves of electromagnetic transients that are powered by the decay of freshly producedExpand
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Neutrino-driven winds in the aftermath of a neutron star merger: nucleosynthesis and electromagnetic transients
We present a comprehensive nucleosynthesis study of the neutrino-driven wind in the aftermath of a binary neutron star merger. Our focus is the initial remnant phase when a massive central neutronExpand
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r -process nucleosynthesis from matter ejected in binary neutron star mergers
When binary systems of neutron stars merge, a very small fraction of their rest mass is ejected, either dynamically or secularly. This material is neutron-rich and its nucleosynthesis provides theExpand
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Impact of ejecta morphology and composition on the electromagnetic signatures of neutron star mergers
The electromagnetic transients accompanying compact binary mergers (gamma-ray bursts, after-glows and 'macronovae') are crucial to pinpoint the sky location of gravitational wave sources. MacronovaExpand
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The first direct double neutron star merger detection : Implications for cosmic nucleosynthesis
Context. The astrophysical r-process site where about half of the elements, heavier than iron are produced, has been a puzzle for several decades. Here we discuss the role of one of the leading ideasExpand
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