Implications of the Early X-Ray Afterglow Light Curves of Swift GRBs

Abstract

According to current models, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are produced when the energy carried by a relativistic outflow is dissipated and converted into radiation. The efficiency of this process, ǫγ , is one of the critical factors in any GRB model. The X-ray afterglow light curves of Swift GRBs show an early stage of flattish decay. This has been interpreted… (More)

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@inproceedings{Granot2008ImplicationsOT, title={Implications of the Early X-Ray Afterglow Light Curves of Swift GRBs}, author={Jonathan Granot and Arieh K{\"o}nigl and T Piran}, year={2008} }