A Flaring Magnetar in FRB 121102?

  title={A Flaring Magnetar in FRB 121102?},
  author={Andrei M. Beloborodov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  • A. Beloborodov
  • Published 28 February 2017
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
The persistent radio counterpart of fast radio burst (FRB) 121102 is estimated to have particles, energy erg, and size cm. The source can be nebula inflated and heated by an intermittent outflow from a magnetar—a neutron star powered by its magnetic (rather than rotational) energy. The object is young and frequently liberating energy in magnetic flares driven by accelerated ambipolar diffusion in the neutron star core, feeding the nebula and producing bright millisecond bursts. The particle… 
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