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Living Reviews in Relativity: “Coalescence of Black Hole-Neutron Star Binaries”

Living Reviews in Relativity has published a new review article on “Coalescence of Black Hole-Neutron Star Binaries” by Masaru Shibata and Keisuke Taniguchi on August 29, 2011.

Please find the abstract and further details below.

PUB.NO. lrr-2011-6
Shibata, Masaru and Taniguchi, Keisuke
“Coalescence of Black Hole-Neutron Star Binaries”

(incl. 30 figures and 232 references)

ACCEPTED: 2011-07-07
PUBLISHED: 2011-08-29


We review the current status of general relativistic studies for the coalescence of black hole-neutron star (BH-NS) binaries. First, procedures for a solution of BH-NS binaries in quasi-equilibrium circular orbits and the numerical results, such as quasi-equilibrium sequence and mass-shedding limit, of high-precision computation are summarized. Then, the current status of numerical-relativity simulations for the merger of the BH-NS binary is described. We summarize our understanding for the merger and/or tidal disruption process, the criterion for tidal disruption, the properties of the remnant formed after the tidal disruption, gravitational waveform, and gravitational-wave spectrum.