Inferring prompt black-hole formation in neutron star mergers from gravitational-wave data

  title={Inferring prompt black-hole formation in neutron star mergers from gravitational-wave data},
  author={Michalis Agathos and Francesco Zappa and Sebastiano Bernuzzi and Albino Perego and Matteo Breschi and Davide Radice},
  journal={Physical Review D},
The gravitational-wave GW170817 is associated to the inspiral phase of a binary neutron star coalescence event. The LIGO-Virgo detectors sensitivity at high frequencies was not sufficient to detect the signal corresponding to the merger and post-merger phases. Hence, the question whether the merger outcome was a prompt black hole formation or not must be answered using either the pre-merger gravitational wave signal or electromagnetic counterparts. In this work we present two methods to infer… 
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