A possible connection between Fast Radio Bursts and Gamma-Ray Bursts

Дата и время публикации : 2013-10-18T03:06:35Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Bing Zhang (UNLV)

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Коментарии к cтатье: ApJL, in press. Title shortened following the suggestion of ApJL. A discussion on possible detection of FRBs following GRBs by Bannister et al. (2012, ApJ, 757, 38) is added
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: The physical nature of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), a new type of cosmological transients discovered recently, is not known. It has been suggested that FRBs can be produced when a spinning supra-massive neutron star loses centrifugal support and collapses to a black hole. Here we suggest that such implosions can happen in supra-massive neutron stars shortly (hundreds to thousands of seconds) after their births, and an observational signature of such implosions may have been observed in the X-ray afterglows of some long and short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Within this picture, a small fraction of FRBs would be physically connected to GRBs. We discuss possible multi-wavelength electromagnetic signals and gravitational wave signals that might be associated with FRBs, and propose an observational campaign to unveil the physical nature of FRBs. In particular, we strongly encourage a rapid radio follow-up observation of GRBs starting from 100 s after GRB triggers.

Category: Physics