Compton-dragged Gamma-Ray Bursts Associated with Supernovae

  title={Compton-dragged Gamma-Ray Bursts Associated with Supernovae},
  author={Davide Lazzati and Gabriele Ghisellini and Annalisa Celotti and Martin J. Rees},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L17 - L20}
It is proposed that the gamma-ray photons that characterize the prompt emission of gamma-ray bursts are produced through the Compton-drag process, which is caused by the interaction of a relativistic fireball with a very dense soft photon bath. If gamma-ray bursts are indeed associated with supernovae, then the exploding star can provide enough soft photons for radiative drag to be effective. This model accounts for the basic properties of gamma-ray bursts, i.e., the overall energetics, the… 

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