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.
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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