Coalescence of black hole–neutron star binaries

  title={Coalescence of black hole–neutron star binaries},
  author={Koutarou Kyutoku and Masaru Shibata and Keisuke Taniguchi},
  journal={Living Reviews in Relativity},
We review the current status of general relativistic studies for coalescences of black hole–neutron star binaries. First, high-precision computations of black hole–neutron star binaries in quasiequilibrium circular orbits are summarized, focusing on the quasiequilibrium sequences and the mass-shedding limit. Next, the current status of numerical-relativity simulations for the merger of black hole–neutron star binaries is described. We summarize our understanding for the merger process, tidal… 
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