English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Spin diagrams for equal-mass black hole binaries with aligned spins

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons20670

Rezzolla,  Luciano
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons20656

Dorband,  Ernst Nils
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons20669

Reisswig,  Christian
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons20666

Pollney,  Denis
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons4299

Szilagyi,  Bela
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

Locator
There are no locators available
Fulltext (public)

TAstroJ679-1422.pdf
(Publisher version), 279KB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Rezzolla, L., Dorband, E. N., Reisswig, C., Diener, P., Pollney, D., Schnetter, E., et al. (2008). Spin diagrams for equal-mass black hole binaries with aligned spins. The Astrophysical Journal, 679(2), 1422-1426. doi:10.1086/587679.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-63C2-3
Abstract
Binary black hole systems with spins aligned with the orbital angular momentum are of special interest, as they may be the preferred end state of the inspiral of generic supermassive binary black hole systems. In view of this, we have computed the inspiral and merger of a large set of binary systems of equal-mass black holes with spins aligned with the orbital angular momentum but otherwise arbitrary. By least-square fitting the results of these simulations, we have constructed two “spin diagrams” which provide straightforward information about the recoil velocity and the final black hole spin in terms of the dimensionless spins and of the two initial black holes. Overall, they suggest a maximum recoil velocity of km s−1, and minimum and maximum final spins and , respectively.