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Head-on collisions of unequal mass black holes in D = 5 dimensions

Witek, Helvi and Cardoso, Vitor and Gualtieri, Leonardo and Herdeiro, Carlos and Sperhake, Ulrich and Zilhão, Miguel (2011) Head-on collisions of unequal mass black holes in D = 5 dimensions. Physical Review D, 83 (4). Art. No. 044017. ISSN 2470-0010. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110310-095908590

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Abstract

We study head-on collisions of unequal mass black hole binaries in D = 5 spacetime dimensions, with mass ratios between 1:1 and 1:4. Information about gravitational radiation is extracted by using the Kodama-Ishibashi gauge-invariant formalism and details of the apparent horizon of the final black hole. We present waveforms, total integrated energy and momentum for this process. Our results show surprisingly good agreement, within 5% or less, with those extrapolated from linearized, point-particle calculations. Our results also show that consistency with the area theorem bound requires that the same process in a large number of spacetime dimensions must display new features.


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Sperhake, Ulrich0000-0002-3134-7088
Additional Information:© 2011 American Physical Society. Received 4 November 2010; published 8 February 2011. We would like to thank Emanuele Berti and Andrea Nerozzi for useful discussions and suggestions. M.Z. and H.W. are funded by FCT through Grant Nos. SFRH/BD/ 43558/2008 and SFRH/BD/46061/2008. U.S. acknowledges support from the Ramón y Cajal Programme of the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, NSF Grant Nos. PHY-0601459 and PHY-0652995, and the Fairchild Foundation to Caltech. This work was supported by the DyBHo-256667 ERC Starting Grant and by FCT— Portugal through Project Nos. PTDC/FIS/098025/2008, PTDC/FIS/098032/2008, PTDC/CTE-AST/098034/2008, CERN/FP/109306/2009, and CERN/FP/109290/2009 as well as NSF grant PHY-0900735. This research was supported by an allocation through the TeraGrid Advanced Support Program under NSF Grant No. PHY-090003 and an allocation by the Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA) under Project No. ICTS-2009-40. Computations were performed on the TeraGrid cluster NICS Kraken, the Milipeia cluster in Coimbra, Magerit in Madrid, Finis Terrae and LRZ in Munich. The authors thankfully acknowledge the computer resources, technical expertise and assistance provided by the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (Centro Nacional de Supercomputación).
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)SFRH/BD/43558/2008
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)SFRH/BD/46061/2008
Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia (MEC)UNSPECIFIED
NSFPHY-0601459
NSFPHY-0652995
NSFPHY-0900735
NSFPHY-090003
Sherman Fairchild FoundationUNSPECIFIED
European Research Council (ERC)DyBHo-256667
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)PTDC/FIS/098025/2008
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)PTDC/FIS/098032/2008
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)PTDC/CTE-AST/098034/2008
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)CERN/FP/109306/2009
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)CERN/FP/109290/2009
Centro de Supercomputacion de Galicia (CESGA)ICTS-2009-40
Issue or Number:4
Classification Code:PACS: 04.25.D-, 04.25.dg, 04.50.-h, 04.50.Gh
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Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:10 Mar 2011 18:44
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