On the orbital evolution of binaries with circumbinary discs

@inproceedings{Heath2020OnTO,
  title={On the orbital evolution of binaries with circumbinary discs},
  author={Ryan Heath and C. Nixon},
  year={2020}
}
  • Ryan Heath, C. Nixon
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • Circumbinary discs are generally thought to take up angular momentum and energy from the binary orbit over time through gravitational torques mediated by orbital resonances. This process leads to the shrinkage of the binary orbit over time, and is important in a variety of astrophysical contexts including the orbital evolution of stellar binaries, the migration of planets in protoplanetary discs, and the evolution of black hole binaries (stellar and supermassive). The merger of compact object… CONTINUE READING

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