Relativistic outflows from remnants of compact object mergers and their viability for short gamma-ray bursts

  title={Relativistic outflows from remnants of compact object mergers and their viability for short gamma-ray bursts},
  author={Miguel A. Aloy and H.-Th. Janka and E. R. Mueller},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present the first general relativistic hydrodynamic models of the launch and evolution of relativistic jets and winds, driven by thermal energy deposition, possibly due to neutrino-antineutrino annihilation, in the close vicinity of black hole-accretion torus systems. The latter are considered to be the remnants of compact object mergers. Our two-dimensional simulations establish the link between models of such mergers and future observations of short gamma-ray bursts by the SWIFT satellite… 
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