A Dynamical Survey of Stellar-mass Black Holes in 50 Milky Way Globular Clusters

  title={A Dynamical Survey of Stellar-mass Black Holes in 50 Milky Way Globular Clusters},
  author={Newlin C. Weatherford and Sourav Chatterjee and Kyle Kremer and Frederic A. Rasio},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Recent numerical simulations of globular clusters (GCs) have shown that stellar-mass black holes (BHs) play a fundamental role in driving cluster evolution and shaping their present-day structure. Rapidly mass-segregating to the center of GCs, BHs act as a dynamical energy source via repeated superelastic scattering, delaying the onset of core collapse and limiting mass segregation for visible stars. While recent discoveries of BH candidates in Galactic and extragalactic GCs have further piqued… 
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