Energy and Waiting Time Distributions of FRB 121102 Observed by FAST

@article{Zhang2021EnergyAW,
  title={Energy and Waiting Time Distributions of FRB 121102 Observed by FAST},
  author={G. Q. Zhang and P. Wang and Q. Wu and F. Y. Wang and D. Z. Li and Z. G. Dai and B. Zhang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2021},
  volume={920}
}
  • G. Q. Zhang, P. Wang, +4 authors B. Zhang
  • Published 24 July 2021
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
The energy and waiting time distributions are important properties for understanding the physical mechanism of repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs). Recently, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST; Nan et al. 2011; Li et al. 2018) detected the largest burst sample of FRB 121102, containing 1652 bursts Li et al. (2021a) We use this sample to investigate the energy and waiting time distributions. The energy count distribution dN/dE at the high-energy range (>1038 erg) can… Expand

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