The effects of high-velocity supernova kicks on the orbital properties and sky distributions of neutron-star binaries

  title={The effects of high-velocity supernova kicks on the orbital properties and sky distributions of neutron-star binaries},
  author={W. N. Brandt and Philipp Podsiadlowski},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We systematically investigate the effects of high supernova kick velocities on the orbital parameters of post-supernova neutron-star binaries. Using Monte- Carlo simulations, we determine the post-supernova distributions of orbital parameters for progeneitors of HMXBs and LMXBs. With the recent distribution of pulsar birth velocities by Lyne & Lorimer (1994), only about 27% of massive systems remain bound after the supernova, of which about 26% immediately experience dynamical mass transfer and… Expand
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