Reverse shock emission in gamma-ray bursts revisited

He Gao, Peter Mészáros

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Abstract

A generic synchrotron external shock model is the widely preferred paradigm used to interpret the broadband afterglow data of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), including predicted observable signatures from a reverse shock which have been confirmed by observations. Investigations of the nature of the reverse shock emission can provide valuable insights into the intrinsic properties of the GRB ejecta. Here we briefly review the standard and the extended models of the reverse shock emission, discussing the connection between the theory and observations, including the implications of the latest observational advances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number192383
JournalAdvances in Astronomy
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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Gao, He ; Mészáros, Peter. / Reverse shock emission in gamma-ray bursts revisited. In: Advances in Astronomy. 2015 ; Vol. 2015.
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Reverse shock emission in gamma-ray bursts revisited. / Gao, He; Mészáros, Peter.

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