GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLES IN YOUNG CLUSTERS

@article{Mapelli2010GRAVITATIONALWF,
  title={GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLES IN YOUNG CLUSTERS},
  author={Michela Mapelli and Cedric Huwyler and Lucio Mayer and Ph. Jetzer and Alberto Vecchio},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={719},
  pages={987-995}
}
Massive young clusters (YCs) are expected to host intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) born via runaway collapse. These IMBHs are likely in binaries and can undergo mergers with other compact objects, such as stellar mass black holes (BHs) and neutron stars (NSs). We derive the frequency of such mergers starting from information available in the local universe; in particular, we assume that a fraction (~0.75) of all the YCs more massive than 105 M ☉ might host one IMBH, as suggested by a… Expand

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