Radio Transients from Gamma-Ray Bursters

  title={Radio Transients from Gamma-Ray Bursters},
  author={Bohdan Paczyński and James E. Rhoads},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
The rapid time variability of gamma-ray bursts implies the sources are very compact, and the peak luminosities are so high that some matter must be ejected at ultra-relativistic speeds. The very large Lorentz factors of the bulk flow are also indicated by the very broad and hard spectra. It is natural to expect that when the relativistic ejecta interact with the interstellar matter a strong synchrotron radio emission is generated, as is the case with supernova remnants and radio galaxies. We… Expand
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