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Cosmic evolution of stellar-mass black hole merger rate in active galactic nuclei

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Binary black hole mergers encode information about their environment and the astrophysical processes that led to their formation. Measuring the redshift dependence of their merger rate will help probe the formation and evolution of galaxies and the evolution of the star formation rate. Here we compute the cosmic evolution of the merger rate for stellar-mass binaries in the disks of active galactic nuclei (AGNs). We focus on recent evolution out to redshift z = 2, covering the accessible range...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3847/1538-4357/ab91b4

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Department:
PHYSICS
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4865-7517
Publisher:
American Astronomical Society
Journal:
Astrophysical Journal More from this journal
Volume:
896
Issue:
2
Article number:
138
Publication date:
2020-06-22
Acceptance date:
2020-05-08
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1128028
Local pid:
pubs:1128028
Deposit date:
2020-08-24

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