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The effect of pair-instability mass loss on black-hole mergers

Belczynski, K; Heger, Alexander; Gladysz, W.; Ruiter, Ashley; Woosley, S; Wiktorowicz, G.; Chen, H.-Y.; Bulik, T.; O’Shaughnessy, R.; Holz, D. E.; Fryer, Christopher; Berti, E.

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Context. Mergers of two stellar-origin black holes are a prime source of gravitational waves and are under intensive investigation. One crucial ingredient in their modeling has been neglected: pair-instability pulsation supernovae with associated severe mass loss may suppress the formation of massive black holes, decreasing black-hole-merger rates for the highest black-hole masses. Aims. We demonstrate the effects of pair-instability pulsation supernovae on merger rate and mass using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152075
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201628980
Access Rights: Open Access

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