Electromagnetic counterparts of compact object mergers powered by the radioactive decay of r‐process nuclei

@article{Metzger2010ElectromagneticCO,
  title={Electromagnetic counterparts of compact object mergers powered by the radioactive decay of r‐process nuclei},
  author={B. Metzger and G. Mart́ınez-Pinedo and S. Darbha and E. Quataert and A. Arcones and D. Kasen and R. Thomas and P. Nugent and I. Panov and N. Zinner},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={406},
  pages={2650-2662}
}
  • B. Metzger, G. Mart́ınez-Pinedo, +7 authors N. Zinner
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The most promising astrophysical sources of kHz gravitational waves (GWs) are the inspiral and merger of binary neutron star(NS)/black hole systems. Maximizing the scientific return of a GW detection will require identifying a coincident electromagnetic (EM) counterpart. One of the most likely sources of isotropic EM emission from compact object mergers is a supernova-like transient powered by the radioactive decay of heavy elements synthesized in ejecta from the merger. We present the first… CONTINUE READING
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