MOCCA-SURVEY Database I: Dissolution of tidally filling star clusters harboring black hole subsystem
We investigate the dissolution process of star clusters embedded in an external tidal field and harboring a subsystem of stellar-mass black hole. For this purpose we analyzed the MOCCA models of real star clusters contained in the Mocca Survey Database I. We showed that the presence of a stellar-mass black hole subsystem in tidally filling star cluster can lead to abrupt cluster dissolution connected with the loss of cluster dynamical equilibrium. Such cluster dissolution can be regarded as a third type of cluster dissolution mechanism. We additionally argue that such a mechanism should also work for tidally under-filling clusters with a top-heavy initial mass function.
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- stellar dynamics;
- methods: numerical;
- globular clusters: general;
- stars: black holes;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- 4 pages, 1 figure. Contribution to the proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 351: "Star Clusters: from the Milky Way to the Early Universe"