# The characteristic black hole mass resulting from direct collapse in the early Universe

@article{Latif2013TheCB,
title={The characteristic black hole mass resulting from direct collapse in the early Universe},
author={Muhammad A. Latif and Dominik R. G. Schleicher and Wolfgang Schmidt and Jens C. Niemeyer},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2013},
volume={436},
pages={2989-2996}
}
• Published 4 September 2013
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Black holes of a billion solar masses are observed in the infant universe a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. The direct collapse of protogalactic gas clouds in primordial halos with $\rm T_{vir} \geq 10^{4} K$ provides the most promising way to assemble massive black holes. In this study, we aim to determine the characteristic mass scale of seed black holes and the time evolution of the accretion rates resulting from the direct collapse model. We explore the formation of…
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