# Signatures of magnetar central engines in short GRB light curves

@article{Rowlinson2013SignaturesOM,
title={Signatures of magnetar central engines in short GRB light curves},
author={Antonia Rowlinson and P. T. O’Brien and Brian D. Metzger and Nial R. Tanvir and Andrew J. Levan},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2013},
volume={430},
pages={1061-1087}
}
• Published 3 January 2013
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A significant fraction of the long gamma-ray bursts (LGRBs) in the Swift sample have a plateau phase showing evidence of ongoing energy injection. We suggest that many short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) detected by the Swift satellite also show evidence of energy injection. Explaining this observation within the typical SGRB progenitor model is challenging as late time accretion, often used to explain plateaus in LGRBs, is likely to be absent from the SGRB population. Alternatively, it is predicted…
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