A number of observations hints for the presence of an intermediate mass black hole (IMBH) in the core of three globular clusters: M15 and NGC 6752 in the Milky Way, and G1, in M31. However the existence of these IMBHs is far form being conclusive. In this paper, we review their main formation channels and explore possible observational signs that a single or binary IMBH can imprint on cluster stars. In particular we explore the role played by a binary IMBH in transferring angular momentum and energy to stars flying by. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Colpi, M., Devecchi, B., Mapelli, M., Patruno, A., & Possenti, A. (2005). The dynamical fingerprint of intermediate mass black holes in globular clusters. In Interacting Binaries: Accretion, Evolution, and Outcomes; Cefalu, Sicily; Italy; 4-10 July 2004 (pp. 205-212). AIP American Institute of Physics [10.1063/1.2130234].

The dynamical fingerprint of intermediate mass black holes in globular clusters

COLPI, MONICA
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DEVECCHI, BERNADETTA
Secondo
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2005

Abstract

A number of observations hints for the presence of an intermediate mass black hole (IMBH) in the core of three globular clusters: M15 and NGC 6752 in the Milky Way, and G1, in M31. However the existence of these IMBHs is far form being conclusive. In this paper, we review their main formation channels and explore possible observational signs that a single or binary IMBH can imprint on cluster stars. In particular we explore the role played by a binary IMBH in transferring angular momentum and energy to stars flying by. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
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Capitolo o saggio
Binaries; Black holes; Globular clusters; Pulsars; Physics and Astronomy (all)
English
Interacting Binaries: Accretion, Evolution, and Outcomes; Cefalu, Sicily; Italy; 4-10 July 2004
0735402868
Colpi, M., Devecchi, B., Mapelli, M., Patruno, A., & Possenti, A. (2005). The dynamical fingerprint of intermediate mass black holes in globular clusters. In Interacting Binaries: Accretion, Evolution, and Outcomes; Cefalu, Sicily; Italy; 4-10 July 2004 (pp. 205-212). AIP American Institute of Physics [10.1063/1.2130234].
Colpi, M; Devecchi, B; Mapelli, M; Patruno, A; Possenti, A
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