Scintillation Can Explain the Spectral Structure of the Bright Radio Burst from SGR 1935+2154

@article{Simard2020ScintillationCE,
  title={Scintillation Can Explain the Spectral Structure of the Bright Radio Burst from SGR 1935+2154},
  author={D Simard and Vikram Ravi},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2020},
  volume={899}
}
  • D. Simard, V. Ravi
  • Published 23 June 2020
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
The discovery of a fast radio burst (FRB) associated with a magnetar in the Milky Way by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment FRB collaboration (CHIME/FRB) and the Survey for Transient Astronomical Radio Emission 2 has provided an unprecedented opportunity to refine FRB emission models. The burst discovered by CHIME/FRB shows two components with different spectra. We explore interstellar scintillation as the origin for this variation in spectral structure. Modeling a weak… 

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