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2022ApJ...934...54H - Astrophys. J., 934, 54 (2022/July-3)

Binary Natal Kicks in the Galactic Center: X-Ray Binaries, Hypervelocity Stars, and Gravitational Waves.


Abstract (from CDS):

Theoretical and observational studies suggest that stellar binaries exist in large numbers in galactic nuclei like our own Galactic Center. Neutron stars (NSs), and debatedly, black holes and white dwarfs, receive natal kicks at birth. In this work, we study the effect of two successive natal kicks on a population of stellar binaries orbiting the massive black hole (MBH) in our Galactic Center. These natal kicks can significantly alter the binary orbit in a variety of ways, and also the orbit of the binary around the MBH. We found a variety of dynamical outcomes resulting from these kicks, including a steeper cusp of single NSs relative to the initial binary distribution. Furthermore, hypervelocity star and binary candidates, including hypervelocity X-ray binaries, are a common outcome of natal kicks. In addition, we show that the population of X-ray binaries in the Galactic Center can be used as a diagnostic for the BH natal kick distribution. Finally, we estimate the rate of gravitational wave events triggered by natal kicks, including binary mergers and EMRIs.

Abstract Copyright: © 2022. The Author(s). Published by the American Astronomical Society.

Journal keyword(s): Galactic center - Stellar dynamics - Supernova dynamics - X-ray binary stars - Hypervelocity stars - Gravitational waves ;

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