Authors: Yosef Zlochower, Manuela Campanelli, Carlos O. Lousto
Date: 9 Nov 2010
Abstract: We review the developments in modeling gravitational recoil from merging black-hole binaries and introduce a new set of simulations to test our previously proposed empirical formula for the recoil. The configurations are chosen to represent generic binaries with unequal masses and precessing spins. Results of these simulations indicate that the recoil formula is accurate to within a few km/s in the similar mass-ratio regime for the out-of-plane recoil.
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