Electromagnetic Signatures from the Tidal Tail of a Black Hole—Neutron Star Merger

@article{Darbha2021ElectromagneticSF,
  title={Electromagnetic Signatures from the Tidal Tail of a Black Hole—Neutron Star Merger},
  author={Siva Darbha and Daniel N. Kasen and Francois Foucart and Daniel J. Price},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={915}
}
Black hole—neutron star (BH–NS) mergers are a major target for ground-based gravitational wave observatories. A merger can also produce an electromagnetic counterpart (a kilonova) if it ejects neutron-rich matter that assembles into heavy elements through r-process nucleosynthesis. We study the kilonova signatures of the unbound dynamical ejecta of a BH–NS merger. We take as our initial state the results from a numerical relativity simulation and then use a general relativistic hydrodynamics… Expand
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Estimating outflow masses and velocities in merger simulations: impact of r-process heating and neutrino cooling
Francois Foucart, Philipp Mösta, Teresita Ramirez, 3, 4 Alex James Wright, Siva Darbha, and Daniel Kasen 7, 8 Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of New Hampshire, 9 Library Way, Durham NHExpand

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