Spectra of unsteady wind models of gamma-ray bursts

H. Papatiianassiou, P. Mészaros

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Abstract

We calculate the spectra expected from internal shocks in unsteady relativistic wind models of gamma-ray bursts, suitable for events of arbitrary duration and light curve. The spectral energy distribution of the burst is calculated over photon energies spanning from eV to TeV, for a range of event durations and variability timescales. The relative strength of the emission at different wavelengths can provide valuable information on the particle acceleration, radiation mechanisms, and the possible types of models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L91-L94
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume471
Issue number2 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Papatiianassiou, H., & Mészaros, P. (1996). Spectra of unsteady wind models of gamma-ray bursts. Astrophysical Journal, 471(2 PART II), L91-L94. https://doi.org/10.1086/310343