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Paper: Formation of Compact Binaries in Destabilised Evolved Triples
Volume: 447, Evolution of Compact Binaries
Page: 61
Authors: Perets, H. B.; Kratter, K. M.
Abstract: Although 10–15 percents of all stars reside in triple systems, the stellar evolution of such systems is not well understood. Here we explore some aspects of the coupled stellar and dynamical evolution of such systems. We find that the stellar evolution of a triple systems can lead to its dynamical destabilisation. The chaotic evolution of such a system could than result in a close tidal encounter or a stellar collision between the triple components, possibly followed by the formation of a compact binary. Triple evolution therefore provides a novel channel for collisional and tidal capture formation of compact binaries in the field, outside dense stellar clusters.
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