Spin orientations of merging black holes formed from the evolution of stellar binaries

@article{Gerosa2018SpinOO,
  title={Spin orientations of merging black holes formed from the evolution of stellar binaries},
  author={Davide Gerosa and Emanuele Berti and Richard O’Shaughnessy and Krzysztof Belczyński and Michael Kesden and Daniel Wysocki and Wojciech Gladysz},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2018}
}
We study the expected spin misalignments of merging binary black holes formed in isolation by combining state-of-the-art population-synthesis models with efficient post-Newtonian evolutions, thus tracking sources from stellar formation to gravitational-wave detection. We present extensive predictions of the properties of sources detectable by both current and future interferometers. We account for the fact that detectors are more sensitive to spinning black-hole binaries with suitable spin… Expand
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