The Population of Viscosity– and Gravitational Wave–Driven Supermassive Black Hole Binaries Among Luminous AGN

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Supermassive black hole binaries (SMBHBs) in galactic nuclei are thought to be a common by–product of major galaxy mergers. We use simple disk models for the circumbinary gas and for the binary-disk interaction to follow the orbital decay of SMBHBs with a range of total masses (M) and mass ratios (q), through physically distinct regions of the disk, until… (More)

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@inproceedings{Haiman2009ThePO, title={The Population of Viscosity– and Gravitational Wave–Driven Supermassive Black Hole Binaries Among Luminous AGN}, author={Zolt{\'a}n Haiman and Bence Kocsis and Kristen Menou}, year={2009} }