Black Hole-Neutron Star Mergers as Central Engines of Gamma-Ray Bursts.

@article{Janka1999BlackHS,
  title={Black Hole-Neutron Star Mergers as Central Engines of Gamma-Ray Bursts.},
  author={Janka and Eberl and Ruffert and Fryer},
  journal={The Astrophysical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={527 1},
  pages={
          L39-L42
        }
}
  • Janka, Eberl, Fryer
  • Published 26 August 1999
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical journal
Hydrodynamic simulations of the merger of stellar mass black hole-neutron star binaries are compared with mergers of binary neutron stars. The simulations are Newtonian but take into account the emission and back-reaction of gravitational waves. The use of a physical nuclear equation of state allows us to include the effects of neutrino emission. For low neutron star-to-black hole mass ratios, the neutron star transfers mass to the black hole during a few cycles of orbital decay and subsequent… 

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