Electromagnetic Signatures of Neutron Star Mergers in the Advanced LIGO Era

  title={Electromagnetic Signatures of Neutron Star Mergers in the Advanced LIGO Era},
  author={R. L'opez Fern'andez and Brian D. Metzger},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
The mergers of binaries containing neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes are the most promising sources for direct detection in gravitational waves by the interferometers Advanced LIGO and Virgo over the next few years. The concurrent detection of electromagnetic emission from these events would greatly enhance the scientific return of these discoveries. Here we review the state of the art in modeling the electromagnetic signal of neutron star binary mergers across different phases of the… 

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