Full transport model of GW170817-like disk produces a blue kilonova

@article{Miller2019FullTM,
  title={Full transport model of GW170817-like disk produces a blue kilonova},
  author={J. Miller and B. Ryan and J. Dolence and A. Burrows and C. Fontes and C. Fryer and O. Korobkin and J. Lippuner and M. Mumpower and R. T. Wollaeger},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2019},
  volume={100},
  pages={023008}
}
The 2017 detection of the inspiral and merger of two neutron stars in gravitational waves and gamma rays was accompanied by a quickly-reddening transient. Such a transient was predicted to occur following a rapid neutron capture (r-process) nucleosynthesis event, which synthesizes neutron-rich, radioactive nuclei and can take place in both dynamical ejecta and in the wind driven off the accretion torus formed after a neutron star merger. We present the first three-dimensional general… Expand
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