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  Science with the space-based interferometer eLISA: Supermassive black hole binaries

Klein, A., Barausse, E., Sesana, A., Petiteau, A., Berti, E., Babak, S., et al. (2016). Science with the space-based interferometer eLISA: Supermassive black hole binaries. Physical Review D, 93: 024003. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.024003.

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Klein, Antoine, Author
Barausse, Enrico, Author
Sesana, Alberto, Author
Petiteau, Antoine, Author
Berti, Emanuele, Author
Babak, Stanislav1, Author              
Gair, Jonathan, Author
Aoudia, Sofiane, Author
Hinder, Ian1, Author              
Ohme, Frank, Author
Wardell, Barry, Author
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1Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, escidoc:24013              

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Free keywords: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, gr-qc, Astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, astro-ph.HE
 Abstract: We compare the science capabilities of different eLISA mission designs, including four-link (two-arm) and six-link (three-arm) configurations with different arm lengths, low-frequency noise sensitivities and mission durations. For each of these configurations we consider a few representative massive black hole formation scenarios. These scenarios are chosen to explore two physical mechanisms that greatly affect eLISA rates, namely (i) black hole seeding, and (ii) the delays between the merger of two galaxies and the merger of the black holes hosted by those galaxies. We assess the eLISA parameter estimation accuracy using a Fisher matrix analysis with spin-precessing, inspiral-only waveforms. We quantify the information present in the merger and ringdown by rescaling the inspiral-only Fisher matrix estimates using the signal-to-noise ratio from non-precessing inspiral-merger-ringdown phenomenological waveforms, and from a reduced set of precessing numerical relativity/post-Newtonian hybrid waveforms. We find that all of the eLISA configurations considered in our study should detect some massive black hole binaries. However, configurations with six links and better low-frequency noise will provide much more information on the origin of black holes at high redshifts and on their accretion history, and they may allow the identification of electromagnetic counterparts to massive black hole mergers.

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 Dates: 2015-11-172016-01-122016
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 28 pages, 13 figures, 7 tables
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 Identifiers: arXiv: 1511.05581
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.024003
URI: http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.05581
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Title: Physical Review D
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Publ. Info: Lancaster, Pa. : American Physical Society
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 93 Sequence Number: 024003 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 0556-2821
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