Electromagnetic Emission and Nucleosynthesis from Neutron Star Binary Mergers

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 457)


In this chapter we provide a description of the current state of the art in the field of electromagnetic emission and nucleosynthesis from neutron star binaries. We will discuss binaries composed by two neutron stars or by a neutron star and a black hole. While we took the effort to represent what we believe are some of the most important results in this field, we strongly recommend the interested reader to check also the references cited in the mentioned publications for a more in detail view of each topic. As the reader will see from the following sections, this field has gained considerable attention in the latest years with an increasing number of publications on the topic. For each argument we will also discuss what we believe are the current limitations that will need to be addressed in the future.


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