Constraints on binary neutron star merger product from short GRB observations

@article{Gao2016ConstraintsOB,
  title={Constraints on binary neutron star merger product from short GRB observations},
  author={He Gao and Bing Zhang and Hou-Jun Lu},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2016},
  volume={93},
  pages={044065}
}
Binary neutron star mergers are strong gravitational wave (GW) sources and the leading candidates to interpret short duration gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs). Under the assumptions that SGRBs are produced by double neutron star mergers and that the X-ray plateau followed by a steep decay as observed in SGRB X-ray light curves marks the collapse of a supra-massive neutron star to a black hole (BH), we use the statistical observational properties of {\em Swift} SGRBs and the mass distribution of… 

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