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Modeling extreme mass ratio inspirals within the effective-one-body approach.
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PMID:  20366977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We present the first models of extreme-mass-ratio inspirals within the effective-one-body (EOB) formalism, focusing on quasicircular orbits into nonrotating black holes. We show that the phase difference and (Newtonian-normalized) amplitude difference between analytical EOB and numerical Teukolsky-based gravitational waveforms can be reduced to less than or approximately 10{-1} rad and less than or approximately 2x10{-3}, respectively, after a 2-year evolution. The inclusion of post-Newtonian self-force terms in the EOB approach leads to a phase disagreement of approximately 6-27 rad after a 2-year evolution. Such inclusion could also allow for the EOB modeling of waveforms from intermediate-mass-ratio, quasicircular inspirals.
Nicol?s Yunes; Alessandra Buonanno; Scott A Hughes; M Coleman Miller; Yi Pan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-06-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  091102     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA.
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