Magnetically Inspired Explosive Outflows from Neutron-star Mergers

  title={Magnetically Inspired Explosive Outflows from Neutron-star Mergers},
  author={Antonios Nathanail and Oliver Porth and Luciano Rezzolla},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
Binary neutron-star mergers have long been associated with short-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). This connection was confirmed with the first coincident detection of gravitational waves together with electromagnetic radiation from GW170817. The basic paradigm for short-duration GRBs includes an ultra-relativistic jet, but the low-luminosity prompt emission together with follow-up radio and X-ray observations have hinted that this picture may be different in the case of GW170817. In particular… 

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