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Distribution of mass ratios in compact object binaries
Author(s): Tomasz Bulik; Krzysztof Belczynski; Vicky Kalogera
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Paper Abstract

Using the Star Track population synthesis code we compute the distribution of masses of merging compact object (black hole or neutron star) binaries. The shape of the mass distribution is sensitive to some parameters governing the stellar binary evolution. We discuss the possibility of constraining stellar evolution models using mass measurements abtained from detection of compact object inspiral with upcoming gravitational-wave observatories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4856, Gravitational-Wave Detection, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458968
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Tomasz Bulik, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
Krzysztof Belczynski, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Vicky Kalogera, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4856:
Gravitational-Wave Detection
Peter Saulson; Adrian M. Cruise, Editor(s)

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