EMRIs and the relativistic loss-cone: The curious case of the fortunate coincidence

  title={EMRIs and the relativistic loss-cone: The curious case of the fortunate coincidence},
  author={Tal Alexander},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
  • T. Alexander
  • Published 2 February 2017
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Extreme mass ratio inspiral (EMRI) events are vulnerable to perturbations by the stellar background, which can abort them prematurely by deflecting EMRI orbits to plunging ones that fall directly into the massive black hole (MBH), or to less eccentric ones that no longer interact strongly with the MBH. A coincidental hierarchy between the collective resonant Newtonian torques due to the stellar background, and the relative magnitudes of the leading-order post-Newtonian precessional and… 

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