Natal kicks of stellar mass black holes by asymmetric mass ejection in fallback supernovae

  title={Natal kicks of stellar mass black holes by asymmetric mass ejection in fallback supernovae},
  author={Hans-Thomas Janka},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • H. Janka
  • Published 31 May 2013
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Integrating trajectories of low-mass X-ray binaries containing black holes within the Galactic potential, Repetto, Davies & Sigurdsson recently showed that the large distances of some systems above the Galactic plane can only be explained if black holes receive appreciable natal kicks. Surprisingly, they found that the distribution of black hole kick velocities (rather than that of the momenta) should be similar to that of neutron stars. Here I argue that this result can be understood if… 

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