Radiation forces constrain the FRB mechanism

@article{Kumar2020RadiationFC,
  title={Radiation forces constrain the FRB mechanism},
  author={Pawan Kumar and Wenbin Lu},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={494},
  pages={1217-1228}
}
  • Pawan Kumar, Wenbin Lu
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We provide constraints on Fast Radio Burst (FRB) models by careful considerations of radiation forces associated with these powerful transients. We find that the induced-Compton scatterings of the coherent radiation by electrons/positrons accelerate particles to very large Lorentz factors (LF) in and around the source of this radiation. This severely restricts those models for FRBs that invoke relativistic shocks and maser type instabilities at distances less than about $10^{13}$ cm of the… CONTINUE READING

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