Energy injection in GRB afterglows: The case of Swift GRBs 050401, 050801 and 050802

M. De Pasquale, S. Oates, A. Beardmore, K. Page, A. Blustin, S. Zane, M. Page, K. O'Mason, D. Burrows, D. Palmer, N. Gehrels, J. Nousek, P. Roming, P. Price, B. Zhang, S. Barthelmy, P. Boyd, R. Fink, S. Kobayashi, R. McNoughtB. Peterson, J. Rich, S. Rosen, T. Sakamoto, B. Schmidt, J. Tueller, A. Wells, H. Ziaeepour, K. McGowan, X. T. Poole, A. Falcone, A. J. Blustin

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Abstract

Swift unprecedented fast follow-up observations of gamma-ray bursts have allowed us to discover a new feature of GRB afterglows: a phase of shallow decay, usually attributed to energy injection in the burst ejecta, which can last for several thousands of seconds both in the X-ray and optical bands. Here I discuss this phase in the case of Swift GRBs 050401, 050801 and 050802.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1471-1473
Number of pages3
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B
Volume121
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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