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Joint distribution of the chirp mass [latex]M_\mathrm{chirp}[/latex] and the effective inspiral spin parameter [latex]\chi_\mathrm{eff}[/latex] from isolated binary evolution. The model predictions for the underlying (intrinsic) binary black hole population is shown in gray where lighter colors represent larger contour levels of 90% and 99.9%, respectively.  The sub-population of merging binary black holes which emitted long-duration gamma ray bursts is shown in blue. Overlaid in black are the ten LIGO and Virgo GWTC-2 data with chances [latex]p_\mathrm{LGRB}^\mathrm{GWTC-2} > 10 \%[/latex] to have emitted a luminous long-duration gamma ray burst at binary black hole formation are indicated in black with their 90% credible intervals.

Probing the progenitors of spinning binary black-hole mergers with long gamma-ray bursts

Probing the progenitors of spinning binary black-hole mergers with long gamma-ray bursts Authors: Bavera, Fragos, Zapartas et al. (2022) Abstract: Long-duration gamma-ray bursts are thought to be associated with the core-collapse of massive, rapidly spinning stars and the formation of black holes. However, efficient angular momentum transport in stellar interiors, currently supported by asteroseismic and…
Stochastic gravitational-wave background energy density spectrum of merging astrophysical and primordial BBHs (black). The fiducial model assumes combined BBH event rate normalized against LIGO and Virgo GWTC-2 events and branching ratios of each channel inferred by the model selection analysis of Franciolini et al. (2021). We show with individual lines the partial contribution of each considered channel: common envelope (CE, orange), stable mass transfer (SMT, green), globular cluster (GC, pink) and primordial black holes (PBH, blue). The upper constraint to the SGWB from GWTC-3 is indicated with a blue bar marker and an arrow. For comparison, we indicate with dashed lines the power-law integrated sensitivity curves of different detectors for corresponding continuous observation time. The detector configurations include LIGO-Virgo at design sensitivity (HLV), the same configuration including KAGRA with auto-correlations (HLVK auto-corr.), Einstein Telescope (ET) and the Laser Interferometer Space Array (LISA).

Stochastic gravitational-wave background as a tool for investigating multi-channel astrophysical and primordial black-hole mergers

Stochastic gravitational-wave background as a tool for investigating multi-channel astrophysical and primordial black-hole mergers Autors: Bavera, Fragos, Zapartas et al. (2022)   Abstract: The formation of merging binary black holes can occur through multiple astrophysical channels such as, e.g., isolated binary evolution and dynamical formation or, alternatively, have a primordial origin. Increasingly large gravitational-wave catalogs…
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