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Implications of Eccentric Observations on Binary Black Hole Formation Channels

  title={Implications of Eccentric Observations on Binary Black Hole Formation Channels},
  author={M. Zevin and I. Romero-Shaw and K. Kremer and E. Thrane and P. Lasky},
Orbital eccentricity is one of the most robust discriminators for distinguishing between dynamical and isolated formation scenarios of binary black holes mergers using gravitational-wave observatories such as LIGO and Virgo. Using state-of-the-art cluster models, we show how selection effects impact the detectable distribution of eccentric mergers from clusters. We show that the observation (or lack thereof) of eccentric binary black hole mergers can significantly constrain the fraction of… Expand

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