Resonant Shattering Flares in Black Hole-Neutron Star and Binary Neutron Star Mergers

@article{Neill2021ResonantSF,
  title={Resonant Shattering Flares in Black Hole-Neutron Star and Binary Neutron Star Mergers},
  author={Duncan Neill and David Tsang and Hendrik van Eerten and Geoffrey Ryan and William G. Newton},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2021}
}
Resonant Shattering flares (RSFs) are bursts of gamma-rays expected to be triggered by tidal resonance of a neutron star (NS) during binary inspiral. They are strongly dependent on the magnetic field strength at the surface of the NS. By modelling these flares as being the result of multiple colliding relativistic shells launched during the resonance window, we find that the prompt non-thermal gamma-ray emission may have luminosity up to a few × 1048erg s−1, and that a broad-band afterglow… 

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