Binary neutron star mergers: Dependence on the nuclear equation of state

  title={Binary neutron star mergers: Dependence on the nuclear equation of state},
  author={Kenta Hotokezaka and Koutarou Kyutoku and Hirotada Okawa and Masaru Shibata and Kenta Kiuchi},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We perform a numerical-relativity simulation for the merger of binary neutron stars with 6 nuclear-theory-based equations of states (EOSs) described by piecewise polytropes. Our purpose is to explore the dependence of the dynamical behavior of the binary neutron star merger and resulting gravitational waveforms on the EOS of the supernuclear-density matter. The numerical results show that the merger process and the first outcome are classified into three types: (i) a black hole is promptly… 

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