EM counterparts of recoiling black holes: general relativistic simulations of non-Keplerian discs

  title={EM counterparts of recoiling black holes: general relativistic simulations of non-Keplerian discs},
  author={Olindo Zanotti and Luciano Rezzolla and Luca Del Zanna and Carlos Palenzuela},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
We investigate the dynamics of a circumbinary disc that responds to the loss of mass and to the recoil velocity of the black hole produced by the merger of a binary system of supermassive black holes. We perform the first two-dimensional general relativistic hydrodynamics simulations of \textit{extended} non-Keplerian discs and employ a new technique to construct a "shock detector", thus determining the precise location of the shocks produced in the accreting disc by the recoiling black hole… Expand
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