The dispersion–brightness relation for fast radio bursts from a wide-field survey

@article{Shannon2018TheDR,
  title={The dispersion–brightness relation for fast radio bursts from a wide-field survey},
  author={Ryan M. Shannon and Jean-Pierre Macquart and Keith W. Bannister and Ron D. Ekers and Clancy W. James and Stefan Osłowski and Hao Qiu and Mawson W. Sammons and Aidan Hotan and Maxim A. Voronkov and Ron J. Beresford and Michael L. Brothers and A. J. Brown and John D. Bunton and Aaron Chippendale and Christina Haskins and M. R. Leach and Malte Marquarding and D. McConnell and Michael Pilawa and Elaine M. Sadler and Euan R. Troup and John Tuthill and Matthew T. Whiting and James R. Allison and Craig S. Anderson and Martin E. Bell and Jordan D. Collier and G{\"u}l G{\"u}rkan and George Heald and Christopher J Riseley},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={562},
  pages={386-390}
}
Despite considerable efforts over the past decade, only 34 fast radio bursts—intense bursts of radio emission from beyond our Galaxy—have been reported1,2. Attempts to understand the population as a whole have been hindered by the highly heterogeneous nature of the searches, which have been conducted with telescopes of different sensitivities, at a range of radio frequencies, and in environments corrupted by different levels of radio-frequency interference from human activity. Searches have… 

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