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From: The evolution of hierarchical triple star-systems

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Inner eccentricity evolution. The evolution of the inner eccentricity \(e_{\mathrm{in}}\) as a function of time for a triple that transitions from a region with regular to eccentric Lidov-Kozai behaviour i.e. MIEK. The initial conditions of the triple are given in Table 3, based on Shappee and Thompson (2013) and Michaely and Perets (2014). For this figure, the stars are not allowed to evolve in TrES, except for wind mass losses. If stellar evolution is taken into account fully, RLOF initiates at 55.5 Myr, before the transition to MIEK can develop.

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