Gamma-ray bursts as collimated jets from neutron star/black hole mergers

@article{Mochkovitch1993GammarayBA,
  title={Gamma-ray bursts as collimated jets from neutron star/black hole mergers},
  author={Robert Mochkovitch and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Hernanz and Jordi Isern and Xavier Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={361},
  pages={236-238}
}
THE distribution of more than 150 γ-ray bursts detected by the BATSE experiment is isotropic on the sky but radially non-uniform1,2. This raises the possibility that bursts are cosmological (at z≲l) and therefore very energetic events, releasing ∼1050 erg sr−1 on a timescale of seconds. The coalescence of two neutron stars3–7 or the accretion-induced collapse of a white dwarf8 can release up to 1053 erg in the form of neutrino-antineutrino pairs, so that the conversion of <1% into γ-rays by… CONTINUE READING

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