Merging black hole binaries with the SEVN code

  title={Merging black hole binaries with the SEVN code},
  author={Mario Spera and Michela Mapelli and Nicola Giacobbo and Alessandro Alberto Trani and Alessandro Bressan and Guglielmo Costa},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Studying the formation and evolution of black hole binaries (BHBs) is essential for the interpretation of current and forthcoming gravitational wave (GW) detections. We investigate the statistics of BHBs that form from isolated binaries, by means of a new version of the SEVN population-synthesis code. SEVN integrates stellar evolution by interpolation over a grid of stellar evolution tracks. We upgraded SEVN to include binary stellar evolution processes and we used it to evolve a sample of $1.5… 
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