Exploring the behaviour of long gamma-ray bursts with intrinsic afterglow correlations: log L200s-α>200s

DOI: 
10.3390/galaxies5010004
Publication date: 
30/10/2017
Main author: 
Oates S.R.
IAA authors: 
Oates, S.R.;Castro-Tirado, A.J.;Gorosabel, J.
Authors: 
Oates S.R., Racusin J.L., Pasquale M.D., Kocevski D., Page M.J., Castro-Tirado A.J., Gorosabel J., Smith P.J., Breeveld A.A., Kuin P.M.
Journal: 
Galaxies
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
5
Number: 
4
Abstract: 

In these proceedings, we summarise the exploration so far of the relationship between the afterglow luminosity (measured at rest frame 200s; log L200s) and average afterglow decay rate (measured from rest frame 200s onwards, α>200s) of long duration Gamma-ray Bursts (GRBs), first reported in the optical/UV light curves of GRB afterglows. We show that this correlation is also present in the X-ray afterglows of GRBs as observed by Swift-XRT. We explore how the parameters of the correlation observed in both the X-ray and optical/UV light curves relate to each other and the prompt emission phase and whether these correlations are consistent with predictions of the standard afterglow model. We find that the observed correlations are consistent with a common underlying physical mechanism producing GRBs and their afterglows regardless of the detailed temporal behaviour. However, a basic afterglow model has difficulty explaining all the observed correlations. This leads us to briefly discuss alternative more complex models. © 2017 by the authors.

Database: 
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85031768547&doi=10.3390%2fgalaxies5010004&partnerID=40&md5=50379b15769a3c9e36562c5d75dfe5ab
Keywords: 
Bursts; Gamma-rays