Evolution of a globular cluster with a two-component BH mass spectrum

Dawoo Park, Chunglee Kim, Hyung Mok Lee, Yeong Bok Bae

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Globular clusters (GCs) is dominated by behaviors of high-mass components such as neutron stars (NSs) and black holes (BHs). In this work, we perform direct N-body simulations of a GC assuming two BH masses. We used the BH masses of 10 and 20 M with total math ratio between those two populations is assumed to be 2:1 and 5:1. Our results show that the heavier BHs (20 M) are depleted in the early stage of cluster evolution. The existence of heavier BH components increase the retention rate of lighter BHs during the cluster evolution. About 30% of ejected BHs are in binaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Black Holes
  • Globular Clusters
  • Gravitational wave


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