The Probability Distribution of Binary Pulsar Coalescence Rates. I. Double Neutron Star Systems in the Galactic Field

@article{Kim2003ThePD,
  title={The Probability Distribution of Binary Pulsar Coalescence Rates. I. Double Neutron Star Systems in the Galactic Field},
  author={C. Kim and V. Kalogera and D. Lorimer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={584},
  pages={985-995}
}
  • C. Kim, V. Kalogera, D. Lorimer
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Estimates of the Galactic coalescence rate () of close binaries with two neutron stars (NS-NS) are known to be uncertain by large factors (about 2 orders of magnitude) mainly because of the small number of systems detected as binary radio pulsars. We present an analysis method that allows us to estimate the Galactic NS-NS coalescence rate using the current observed sample and, importantly, to assign a statistical significance to these estimates and calculate the allowed ranges of values at… CONTINUE READING
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