Formation of Double Neutron Star Systems

  title={Formation of Double Neutron Star Systems},
  author={Thomas M. Tauris and Michael Kramer and Paulo C. C. Freire and Norbert Wex and H.-Th. Janka and Norbert Langer and Philipp Podsiadlowski and Enrico Bozzo and Sylvain Chaty and Matthias U. Kruckow and Epj van den Heuvel and John Antoniadis and Rene P. Breton and David J. Champion},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Double neutron star (DNS) systems represent extreme physical objects and the endpoint of an exotic journey of stellar evolution and binary interactions. Large numbers of DNS systems and their mergers are anticipated to be discovered using the Square Kilometre Array searching for radio pulsars, and the high-frequency gravitational wave detectors (LIGO/VIRGO), respectively. Here we discuss all key properties of DNS systems, as well as selection effects, and combine the latest observational data… 

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