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The Evolution of Compact Binary Star Systems

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, May 2014
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Title
The Evolution of Compact Binary Star Systems
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, May 2014
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2014-3
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Authors

Konstantin A. Postnov, Lev R. Yungelson

Abstract

We review the formation and evolution of compact binary stars consisting of white dwarfs (WDs), neutron stars (NSs), and black holes (BHs). Mergings of compact-star binaries are expected to be the most important sources for forthcoming gravitational-wave (GW) astronomy. In the first part of the review, we discuss observational manifestations of close binaries with NS and/or BH components and their merger rate, crucial points in the formation and evolution of compact stars in binary systems, including the treatment of the natal kicks, which NSs and BHs acquire during the core collapse of massive stars and the common envelope phase of binary evolution, which are most relevant to the merging rates of NS-NS, NS-BH and BH-BH binaries. The second part of the review is devoted mainly to the formation and evolution of binary WDs and their observational manifestations, including their role as progenitors of cosmologically-important thermonuclear SN Ia. We also consider AM CVn-stars, which are thought to be the best verification binary GW sources for future low-frequency GW space interferometers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 4%
United States 6 4%
Germany 6 4%
France 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 146 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 55 32%
Researcher 41 24%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Student > Master 14 8%
Unspecified 11 6%
Other 34 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 155 91%
Unspecified 12 7%
Computer Science 1 <1%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 <1%
Environmental Science 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 May 2014.
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#1,056,204
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