FAST RADIO BURSTS AND RADIO TRANSIENTS FROM BLACK HOLE BATTERIES

@article{Mingarelli2015FASTRB,
  title={FAST RADIO BURSTS AND RADIO TRANSIENTS FROM BLACK HOLE BATTERIES},
  author={Chiara M. F. Mingarelli and Janna Levin and T. J. W. Lazio},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={814}
}
Most black holes (BHs) will absorb a neutron star (NS) companion fully intact without tidal disruption, suggesting the pair will remain dark to telescopes. Even without tidal disruption, electromagnetic (EM) luminosity is generated from the battery phase of the binary when the BH interacts with the NS magnetic field. Originally, the luminosity was expected to be in high-energy X-rays or gamma-rays, however, we conjecture that some of the battery power is emitted in the radio bandwidth. While… 

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