A test of the millisecond magnetar central engine model of GRBs with Swift data

@article{Lu2014ATO,
  title={A test of the millisecond magnetar central engine model of GRBs with Swift data},
  author={Hou-Jun Lu and Bing Zhang},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2014}
}
A rapidly spinning, strongly magnetized neutron star (magnetar) has been proposed as one possible candidate of the central engine of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). We systematically analyze the Swift/XRT light curves of long GRBs detected before 2013 August, and characterize them into four categories based on how likely they may harbor a magnetar central engine: Gold, Silver, Aluminum, and Non-magnetar. We also independently analyze the data of short GRBs with a putative magnetar central engine. We… Expand
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