Investigating stellar‐mass black hole kicks

  title={Investigating stellar‐mass black hole kicks},
  author={Serena Repetto and Melvyn B Davies and Steinn Sigurdsson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We investigate whether stellar-mass black holes have to receive natal kicks in order to explain the observed distribution of low-mass X-ray binaries containing black holes within our Galaxy. Such binaries are the product of binary evolution, where the massive primary has exploded forming a stellar-mass black hole, probably after a common envelope phase where the system contracted down to separations of the order of 10-30 R-circle dot. We perform population synthesis calculations of these… Expand
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