Dynamical Mass Ejection from Binary Neutron Star Mergers

@article{Radice2016DynamicalME,
  title={Dynamical Mass Ejection from Binary Neutron Star Mergers},
  author={Davide Radice and Filippo Galeazzi and Jonas Lippuner and Luke F. Roberts and Christian D. Ott and Luciano Rezzolla},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={460},
  pages={3255-3271}
}
We present fully general-relativistic simulations of binary neutron star mergers with a temperature and composition dependent nuclear equation of state. We study the dynamical mass ejection from both quasi-circular and dynamical-capture eccentric mergers. We systematically vary the level of our treatment of the microphysics to isolate the effects of neutrino cooling and heating and we compute the nucleosynthetic yields of the ejecta. We find that eccentric binaries can eject significantly more… 

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