Origin and Implications of high eccentricities in massive black hole binaries at sub-pc scales

@article{Roedig2012OriginAI,
  title={Origin and Implications of high eccentricities in massive black hole binaries at sub-pc scales},
  author={C. Roedig and A. Sesana},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={363},
  pages={012035}
}
  • C. Roedig, A. Sesana
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
  • We outline the eccentricity evolution of sub-parsec massive black hole binaries (MBHBs) forming in galaxy mergers. In both stellar and gaseous environments, MBHBs are expected to grow large orbital eccentricities before they enter the gravitational wave (GW) observational domain. We re-visit the predicted eccentricities detectable by space based laser interferometers (as the proposed ELISA/NGO) for both environments. Close to coalescence, many MBHBs will still maintain detectable eccentricities… CONTINUE READING
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