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GW190425, GW190521 and GW190814: Three candidate mergers of primordial black holes from the QCD epoch

@article{Clesse2020GW190425GA,
  title={GW190425, GW190521 and GW190814: Three candidate mergers of primordial black holes from the QCD epoch},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Clesse and Juan Garc{\'i}a-Bellido},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
The two recent gravitational-wave events GW190425 and GW190814 from the third observing run of LIGO/Virgo have both a companion which is unexpected if originated from a neutron star or a stellar black hole, with masses $[1.6-2.5]~M_\odot$ and $[2.5-2.7]~M_\odot$ and merging rates $ 460^{+1050}_{-360} $ and $ 7^{+16}_{-6}$ events/yr/Gpc$^3$ respectively, at 90\% c.l.. Moreover, the recent event GW190521 has black hole components with masses 66 and $85~M_\odot$, and therefore lies in the so… 
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