Radiative Transfer Simulation for the Optical and Near-infrared Electromagnetic Counterparts to GW170817

  title={Radiative Transfer Simulation for the Optical and Near-infrared Electromagnetic Counterparts to GW170817},
  author={Kyohei Kawaguchi and Masaru Shibata and Masaomi Tanaka},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Recent detection of gravitational waves from a binary-neutron star merger (GW170817) and the subsequent observations of electromagnetic counterparts provide a great opportunity to study the physics of compact binary mergers. The optical and near-infrared counterparts to GW170817 (SSS17a, also known as AT 2017gfo or DLT17ck) are found to be consistent with a kilonova/macronova scenario with red and blue components. However, in most of previous studies in which contribution from each ejecta… 

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