Gravitational waves from remnants of ultraluminous X-ray sources

@article{Hopman2005GravitationalWF,
  title={Gravitational waves from remnants of ultraluminous X-ray sources},
  author={Clovis Hopman and Simon Portegies Zwart},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={363}
}
  • C. Hopman, S. Zwart
  • Published 8 June 2005
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
Ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) with X-ray luminosities larger than the Eddington luminosity of stellar-mass objects may be powered by intermediate-mass black holes (IBHs) of masses M • ∼ 10 3 M� .I fIBHs form in young dense stellar clusters, they can be fed by Roche lobe overflow from a tidally captured massive (M � > 10 M� ) stellar companion. After the donor leaves the main sequence it forms a compact remnant, which spirals in as a result of gravitational wave (GW) emission. We show that… Expand
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