The Signature of the Blandford-Znajek Mechanism in GRB Light Curves

  • Ioannis Contopoulos, Antonios Nathanail
  • Published 2017


In 1977, Blandford and Znajek showed how the spin energy of a rotating black hole may be extracted electromagnetically through a magnetic field that threads the black hole horizon. A characteristic feature of this mechanism is that, under certain fairly general conditions, the energy loss rate decays exponentially. We looked precisely for such behavior in… (More)


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