Open Cluster Evolutions in Binary System: How They Dissolved [article]

Rhorom Priyatikanto, M. Ikbal Arifyanto, Hesti R.T. Wulandari
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Binarity among stellar clusters in galaxy is such a reality which has been realized for a long time, but still hides several questions and problems to be solved. Some of binary star clusters are formed by close encounter, but the others are formed together from similar womb. Some of them undergo separation process, while the others are in the middle of merger toward common future. The products of merger binary star cluster have typical characteristics which differ from solo clusters, especially
more » ... in their spatial distribution and their stellar members kinematics. On the other hand, these merger products still have to face dissolving processes triggered by both internal and external factors. In this study, we performed N-body simulations of merger binary clusters with different initial conditions. After merging, these clusters dissolve with greater mass-loss rate because of their angular momentum. These rotating clusters also experience more deceleration caused by external tidal field.
arXiv:1307.1744v1 fatcat:6ho26ibe2vdapkgimbalgebzdu