Abstract

We measure the gravitational recoil for unequal-mass-black-hole-binary mergers, with the larger BH having spin a/mH = 0.8, and the smaller BH non-spinning. We choose our configurations such that, initially, the spins lie on the orbital plane. The spin and orbital plane precess significantly, and we find that the out-of plane recoil (i.e. the recoil perpendicular to the orbital plane around merger) varies as η2/(1+q), in agreement with our previous prediction, based on the post-Newtonian scaling.

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Comments

Archived in arXiv:0805.0159 v4 Jan 1, 2009.Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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