Necessary Conditions for Short Gamma-Ray Burst Production in Binary Neutron Star Mergers

  title={Necessary Conditions for Short Gamma-Ray Burst Production in Binary Neutron Star Mergers},
  author={Ariadna Murguia-Berthier and Gabriela Montes and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Fabio De Colle and William H. Lee UC Santa Cruz and FC-UNAM and Icn-Unam and Ia-Unam},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
The central engine of short gamma-ray bursts (sGRBs) is hidden from direct view, operating at a scale much smaller than that probed by the emitted radiation. Thus we must infer its origin not only with respect to the formation of the {\it trigger} - the actual astrophysical configuration that is capable of powering a sGRB - but also from the consequences that follow from the various evolutionary pathways that may be involved in producing it. Considering binary neutron star mergers we critically… Expand

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