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4.3 GW emission mechanisms

If the collapsed remnant is a black hole, GWs will be radiated as the infall of the remaining stellar matter distorts the black hole’s geometry. This “ringdown phase” will end when gravitational radiation has dissipated all of the black hole’s accretion-induced distortion. Zanotti, Rezzolla, and Font [269Jump To The Next Citation Point] have suggested that the torus of matter surrounding the black hole may be an even stronger source of GWs than the collapse itself (see also [140141251Jump To The Next Citation Point250]). Kobayashi & Mészáros (2003) have further found that the GW signal will be polarized and this polarization may be detectable.
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