# Quasiequilibrium black hole-neutron star binaries in general relativity

@article{Taniguchi2007QuasiequilibriumBH, title={Quasiequilibrium black hole-neutron star binaries in general relativity}, author={K eisuke Taniguchi and Thomas W. Baumgarte and Joshua A. Faber and Stuart L. Shapiro}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2007}, volume={75}, pages={084005} }

We construct quasiequilibrium sequences of black hole-neutron star binaries in general relativity. We solve Einstein's constraint equations in the conformal thin-sandwich formalism, subject to black hole boundary conditions imposed on the surface of an excised sphere, together with the relativistic equations of hydrostatic equilibrium. In contrast to our previous calculations we adopt a flat spatial background geometry and do not assume extreme mass ratios. We adopt a {gamma}=2 polytropic…

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