Gamma-Ray Bursts, Supernova Kicks, and Gravitational Radiation

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Abstract

We suggest that the collapsing core of a massive rotating star may fragment to produce two or more compact objects. Their coalescence under gravitational radiation gives the resulting black hole or neutron star a significant kick velocity, which may explain those observed in pulsars. A gamma-ray burst can result only when this kick is small. Thus, only a small fraction of core-collapse supernovae produce gamma-ray bursts. The burst may be delayed significantly (hours to days) after the supernova, as suggested by recent observations. If our picture is correct, core-collapse supernovae should be significant sources of gravitational radiation with a chirp signal similar to a coalescing neutron star binary.

Detaljer

Författare
Externa organisationer
  • University of Leicester
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)L63-L69
TidskriftAstrophysical Journal Letters
Volym579
StatusPublished - 2002
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa