GW170817: implications for the local kilonova rate and for surveys from ground-based facilities

@article{Valle2018GW170817IF,
  title={GW170817: implications for the local kilonova rate and for surveys from ground-based facilities},
  author={M. D. Valle and D. Guetta and E. Cappellaro and L. Amati and M. T. Botticella and M. Branchesi and E. Brocato and L. Izzo and M. Perez-Torres and G. Stratta},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={481},
  pages={4355-4360}
}
  • M. D. Valle, D. Guetta, +7 authors G. Stratta
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We compute the local rate of events similar to GRB 170817A, which has been recently found to be associated with a kilonova (KN) outburst. Our analysis finds an observed rate of such events of R$_{KN}\sim 352^{+810}_{-281}$ Gpc$^{-3}$yr$^{-1}$. After comparing at their face values this density of sGRB outbursts with the much higher density of Binary Neutron Star (BNS) mergers of 1540$^{+3200}_{-1220}$ Gpc$^{-3}$yr$^{-1}$, estimated by LIGO-Virgo collaboration, one can conclude, admittedly with… CONTINUE READING

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