Post-Newtonian simulations of super-massive black hole binaries in galactic nuclei

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Title: Post-Newtonian simulations of super-massive black hole binaries in galactic nuclei
Author: Berentzen, Ingo; Preto, Miguel; Merritt, David; Spurzem, Rainer
Abstract: We present some preliminary results from recent numerical simulations that model the evolution of super-massive black hole (SMBH) binaries in galactic nuclei. Including the post-Newtonian terms for the binary system and adopting appropriate models for the galaxies allows us, for the first time, to follow the evolution of SMBH binaries from kpc scales down to the coalescence phase. We use our results to make predictions of the detectability of such events with the gravitational wave detector LISA.
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/8464
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asna.200811098
Date: 2008-12

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