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Relativistic Binaries in Globular Clusters

Overview of attention for article published in arXiv, March 2013
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Title
Relativistic Binaries in Globular Clusters
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arXiv, March 2013
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2013-4
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Matthew J. Benacquista, Jonathan M. B. Downing

Abstract

Galactic globular clusters are old, dense star systems typically containing 10(4)-10(6) stars. As an old population of stars, globular clusters contain many collapsed and degenerate objects. As a dense population of stars, globular clusters are the scene of many interesting close dynamical interactions between stars. These dynamical interactions can alter the evolution of individual stars and can produce tight binary systems containing one or two compact objects. In this review, we discuss theoretical models of globular cluster evolution and binary evolution, techniques for simulating this evolution that leads to relativistic binaries, and current and possible future observational evidence for this population. Our discussion of globular cluster evolution will focus on the processes that boost the production of tight binary systems and the subsequent interaction of these binaries that can alter the properties of both bodies and can lead to exotic objects. Direct N-body integrations and Fokker-Planck simulations of the evolution of globular clusters that incorporate tidal interactions and lead to predictions of relativistic binary populations are also discussed. We discuss the current observational evidence for cataclysmic variables, millisecond pulsars, and low-mass X-ray binaries as well as possible future detection of relativistic binaries with gravitational radiation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 5%
United States 2 5%
Israel 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 36 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 30%
Researcher 7 16%
Unspecified 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 10 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 37 86%
Unspecified 5 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%

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