UNDERLYING GLOBAL FEATURES OF THE X-RAY LIGHT CURVES OF SWIFT GAMMA-RAY BURSTS

@article{Shao2010UNDERLYINGGF,
  title={UNDERLYING GLOBAL FEATURES OF THE X-RAY LIGHT CURVES OF SWIFT GAMMA-RAY BURSTS},
  author={L Shao and Yi-zhong Fan and D M Wei},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={719}
}
With its rapid response, Swift has revealed plenty of unexpected properties of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). With an abundance of observations, our current understanding is only limited by the complexity of early X-ray light curves. In this work, based on the public Swift data of 150 well-monitored GRBs with measured redshifts, we find some interesting global features in the rest-frame X-ray light curves. The distinct spectral behaviors between the prompt emission and the afterglow emission imply… Expand

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