Formation of massive seed black holes via collisions and accretion

  title={Formation of massive seed black holes via collisions and accretion},
  author={Tjarda Boekholt and Dominik R G Schleicher and Michael Fellhauer and Ralf S. Klessen and Basti'an Reinoso and Amelia M. Stutz and Lionel Haemmerl{\'e}},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Models aiming to explain the formation of massive black hole seeds, and in particular the direct collapse scenario, face substantial difficulties. These are rooted in rather ad hoc and fine-tuned initial conditions, such as the simultaneous requirements of extremely low metallicities and strong radiation backgrounds. Here we explore a modification of such scenarios where a massive primordial star cluster is initially produced. Subsequent stellar collisions give rise to the formation of massive… 

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