Dynamical friction, buoyancy and core-stalling

June 9, 2022

We developed an orbit-based approach to dynamical friction in galaxies and cold dark matter halos. For the first time we provide a physical understanding of dynamical buoyancy and core-stalling, phenomena which arrest the dynamical friction drivenĀ in-fall of massive perturbers like black holes and globular clusters in cored galaxies. Please read our paper for more details: Banik & van den Bosch 2022 ApJ 926 215.