Torus formation in neutron star mergers and well-localized short gamma-ray bursts

  title={Torus formation in neutron star mergers and well-localized short gamma-ray bursts},
  author={Roland Oechslin and H.-Th. Janka},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • R. Oechslin, H. Janka
  • Published 5 July 2005
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Merging neutron stars (NSs) are hot candidates for the still enigmatic sources of short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). If the central engines of the huge energy release are accreting relic black holes (BHs) of such mergers, it is important to understand how the properties of the BH-torus systems, in particular disc masses and mass and rotation rate of the compact remnant, are linked to the characterizing parameters of the NS binaries. For this purpose, we present relativistic smoothed particle… 

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