Magnetically Driven Winds from Binary Neutron Star Merger Remnants

Cosima Breu, Universität Frankfurt, Germany

The merger of binary neutron stars can result in the formation of a massive, highly magnetized neutron star as remnant. In my thesis, I study the magnetically driven wind launched from those objects through general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics simulations. The remnant is modelled as an axisymmetric, differentially rotating supramassive neutron star. Two realistic equations of state are employed and neutrino emission is taken into account via a leakage scheme. The outflow is sufficiently neutron-rich to allow for the production of heavy elements via the r-process.