Hangup kicks: still larger recoils by partial spin-orbit alignment of black-hole binaries.

  title={Hangup kicks: still larger recoils by partial spin-orbit alignment of black-hole binaries.},
  author={Carlos O. Lousto and Yosef Zlochower},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={107 23},
We revisit the scenario of the gravitational radiation recoil acquired by the final remnant of a black-hole-binary merger by studying a set of configurations that have components of the spin both aligned with the orbital angular momentum and in the orbital plane. We perform a series of 42 new full numerical simulations for equal-mass and equal-spin-magnitude binaries. We extend previous recoil fitting formulas to include nonlinear terms in the spins and successfully include both the new and… 

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