GAMMA-RAY BURST AFTERGLOW WITH CONTINUOUS ENERGY INJECTION: SIGNATURE OF A HIGHLY MAGNETIZED MILLISECOND PULSAR

@article{Zhang2000GAMMARAYBA,
  title={GAMMA-RAY BURST AFTERGLOW WITH CONTINUOUS ENERGY INJECTION: SIGNATURE OF A HIGHLY MAGNETIZED MILLISECOND PULSAR},
  author={Bing Zhang and P{\'e}ter M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={552}
}
We investigate the consequences of a continuously injecting central engine on the gamma-ray burst afterglow emission, focusing more specifically on a highly magnetized millisecond pulsar engine. For initial pulsar parameters within a certain region of the parameter space, the afterglow light curves are predicted to show a distinctive achromatic bump feature, the onset and duration of which range from minutes to months, depending on the pulsar and the fireball parameters. The detection of, or… Expand

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