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Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Opportunities with Stellar-Mass Binary Black Hole Mergers

@article{Ford2019MultiMessengerAO,
  title={Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Opportunities with Stellar-Mass Binary Black Hole Mergers},
  author={K. E. S. Ford and Federico Fraschetti and Chris Fryer and Steven L. Liebling and Rosalba Perna and Peter S Shawhan and P{\'e}ter Veres and Bing Zhang},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2019}
}
The conventional view of stellar-mass binary black hole (sBBH) mergers is that there should not be enough matter present to produce a detectable electromagnetic transient. However, there ARE a number of mechanisms for producing such a counterpart through accretion of matter from various reserves, charged black holes, or interactions with magnetic or exotic fields. After reviewing these mechanisms, we describe what we can learn from multi-messenger observations of sBBH mergers in the areas of… 

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