The birth of black holes: neutron star collapse times, gamma-ray bursts and fast radio bursts

@article{Ravi2014TheBO,
  title={The birth of black holes: neutron star collapse times, gamma-ray bursts and fast radio bursts},
  author={Vikram Ravi and Paul D. Lasky},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2014}
}
  • V. RaviP. Lasky
  • Published 25 March 2014
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Recent observations of short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) suggest that binary neutron star (NS) mergers can create highly magnetised, millisecond NSs. Sharp cut-offs in X-ray afterglow plateaus of some SGRBs hint at the gravitational collapse of these remnant NSs to black holes. The collapse of such `supramassive' NSs also describes the blitzar model, a leading candidate for the progenitors of fast radio bursts (FRBs). The observation of an FRB associated with an SGRB would provide compelling… 

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