Dense magnetized plasma associated with a fast radio burst

  title={Dense magnetized plasma associated with a fast radio burst},
  author={K. Masui and Hsiu-hsien Lin and J. Sievers and C. Anderson and T. Chang and X. Chen and A. Ganguly and M. Jarvis and C. Kuo and Yichao Li and Yu-Wei Liao and M. Mclaughlin and Ue-Li Pen and J. Peterson and Alexander Rom{\'a}n and P. Timbie and T. Voytek and J. Yadav},
  • K. Masui, Hsiu-hsien Lin, +15 authors J. Yadav
  • Published 2015
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Fast radio bursts are bright, unresolved, non-repeating, broadband, millisecond flashes, found primarily at high Galactic latitudes, with dispersion measures much larger than expected for a Galactic source. The inferred all-sky burst rate is comparable to the core-collapse supernova rate out to redshift 0.5. If the observed dispersion measures are assumed to be dominated by the intergalactic medium, the sources are at cosmological distances with redshifts of 0.2 to 1 (refs 10 and 11). These… CONTINUE READING
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