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SÉMINAIRE DU GRECO

"Residual eccentricity of inspiralling orbits at the gravitational-wave detection threshold: Accurate estimates using post-Newtonian theory"

Alexandria Tucker
Institute for Fundamental Theory, University of Florida (Gainesville, Floride, Etats-Unis d'Amérique)

To date, gravitational wave detections have been limited to those from quasi-circular binary mergers. However, a significant percentage of mergers could have measurable residual eccentricities, resulting from either external perturbations of the system or short timescales between formation and merger of the binary. Understanding how the orbits of such binaries evolve could aid in creating useful eccentric gravitational waveform templates as well as provide astrophysical information about the environment and formation channels of these systems. We have analyzed the long-term evolution of non-spinning, highly eccentric binaries of general mass ratios, incorporating gravitational radiation reactions at 4.5 post-Newtonian order, including leading tail effects. We have developed accurate analytic expressions for the binary’s eccentricity and total inspiral time as a function of its late-time gravitational wave frequency, and of its initial energy and angular momentum. We will discuss our results and their implications for eccentric binary gravitational wave detection

lundi 25 octobre 2021 - 11:00
Salle Entresol Daniel Chalonge,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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