Non‐thermal transient sources from rotating black holes

  title={Non‐thermal transient sources from rotating black holes},
  author={Maurice H. P. M. van Putten and Alok C. Gupta},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Rotating black holes can power the most extreme non-thermal transient sources. They have a long-duration viscous time-scale of spin-down, and produce non-thermal emissions along their spin-axis, powered by a relativistic capillary effect. We report on the discovery of exponential decay in Burst and Triensient Source Experiment (BATSE) light curves of long gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) by matched filtering, consistent with a viscous time-scale, and identify ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) about… 

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