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Gamma-ray bursts: restarting the engine

By Andrew R. King, Paul T. O'Brien, Michael R. Goad, Julian P. Osborne, E. Olsson and Kim L. Page

Abstract

Recent gamma-ray burst observations have revealed late-time, highly energetic events that deviate from the simplest expectations of the standard fireball picture. Instead, they may indicate that the central engine is active or restarted at late times. We suggest that fragmentation and subsequent accretion during the collapse of a rapidly rotating stellar core offers a natural mechanism for this.Peer-reviewedPublisher Versio

Topics: accretion, accretion disks, black hole physics, gamma rays: bursts
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1086/496881
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/790
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