The Diversity of Transients from Magnetar Birth

  title={The Diversity of Transients from Magnetar Birth},
  author={Brian D Metzger and Ben Margalit and Daniel N. Kasen and Eliot Quataert},
  • Brian D Metzger, Ben Margalit, +1 author Eliot Quataert
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Strongly-magnetized, rapidly-rotating neutron stars are contenders for the central engines of both long-duration gamma-ray bursts (LGRBs) and hydrogen-poor super-luminous supernovae (SLSNe-I). Models for typical (~minute long) LGRBs invoke magnetars with high dipole magnetic fields (Bd > 1e15 G) and short spin-down times, while models for SLSNe-I invoke neutron stars with weaker fields and longer spin-down times of weeks. Here we identify a transition region in the space of Bd and birth period… CONTINUE READING

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