LISA detection of binary black holes in the Milky Way galaxy
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CitationChristian, Pierre, Abraham Loeb. "LISA detection of binary black holes in the Milky Way galaxy." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 469, no. 1 (2017): 930-937. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx910
AbstractUsing the black hole merger rate inferred from LIGO, we calculate the abundance of tightly bound black hole binaries in the Milky Way galaxy. Binaries with a small semimajor axis (≲10R⊙) originate at larger separations through conventional formation mechanisms and evolve as a result of gravitational wave emission. We find that eLISA could detect them in the Milky Way. We also identify possible X-ray signatures of such binaries.
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