Modeling short gamma ray bursts from binary neutron star mergers with general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics

Theoretical Physics Division seminar
Speaker and affiliation: 
Prof. Agnieszka Janiuk, Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Wed, 2019-11-06 12:15 to 13:15
NCBJ, sala 404, Pasteura 7

I will present the recent development of numerical tools for GR MHD
modeling of the black hole accretion flows. The black hole appears as the result
of a binary neutron star merger, and is surrounded by a remnant debris torus.
The code named HARM_COOL is our implementation of the existing algorithm
for a conservative GR MHD scheme. The newly added modules cover the neutino
cooling and the nuclear equation of state for dense matter, as relevant for the
physics of accretion flows in a gamma-ray burst (GRB) central engine environment.
We also implement further post-processing with a nuclear reaction network, and
reproduce the nucleosynthesis of heavy, neutron-rich isotopes. These elements
are synthesized within the magnetically driven outflow from the remnant torus.
These fast wind outflows (v/c∼0.11−0.23) appear with a broad range of electron
fraction Ye∼0.1−0.4. The total mass loss from the post-merger disk via unbound
outflows is between 2\% and 17\% of the initial disk mass. The results are in
agreement with the scenarios that explain blue and red kilonova components,
detected in optical lightcurves after the gravitational wave event GW 170817.



                                                                                          Serdecznie zapraszamy,

                                             M. Kowal, W. Piechocki, J. Skalski, L. Szymanowski


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