The physical mechanisms of fast radio bursts.

@article{Zhang2020ThePM,
  title={The physical mechanisms of fast radio bursts.},
  author={Bing Zhang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2020},
  volume={587 7832},
  pages={
          45-53
        }
}
  • Bing Zhang
  • Published 1 November 2020
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
Fast radio bursts are mysterious millisecond-duration transients prevalent in the radio sky. Rapid accumulation of data in recent years has facilitated an understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms of these events. Knowledge gained from the neighbouring fields of gamma-ray bursts and radio pulsars has also offered insights. Here I review developments in this fast-moving field. Two generic categories of radiation model invoking either magnetospheres of compact objects (neutron stars or… Expand

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