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Wet Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals May Be More Common For Spaceborne Gravitational Wave Detection

Zhen Pan Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals (EMRIs) can be classified as dry EMRIs and wet EMRIs based on their formation mechanisms. Dry (or the" loss-cone") EMRIs, previsouly considered as the main EMRI sources for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, are primarily produced by multi-body scattering in the nuclear star cluster and gravitational capture. In this Letter, we highlight an alternative EMRI formation channel:(wet) EMRI formation assisted by the accretion flow around accreting galactic-center massive black holes (MBHs).