Distribution of compact object mergers around galaxies
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-716 Warszawa, Poland
2 Department of Physics, University of Warsaw, Hoża 69, Warszawa, Poland
Accepted: 21 April 1999
Compact object mergers are one of the favoured models of gamma ray bursts (GRB). Using a binary population synthesis code we calculate properties of the population of compact object binaries; e.g. lifetimes and velocities. We then propagate them in galactic potentials and find their distribution in relation to the host.
Key words: gamma-rays: bursts / stars: binaries; evolution
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