Swift X-ray afterglows and the missing jet break problem

J. L. Racusin, E. W. Liang, D. N. Burrows, A. Falcone, D. C. Morris, B. B. Zhang, B. Zhang

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Abstract

We present a systematic survey of the temporal and spectral properties of all GRB X-ray afterglows observed by Swift-XRT between January 2005 and July 2007. We have constructed a catalog of all light curves and spectra and investigate the physical origin of each afterglow segment in the framework of the forward shock models by comparing the data with the closure relations. We search for possible jet-like breaks in the lightcurves and try to explain some of the missing X-ray jet breaks in the lightcurves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGamma-Ray Bursts 2007 - Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference
Pages196-199
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007 - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1000
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherSanta Fe Conference on Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007, GRB 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period11/5/0711/9/07

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Racusin, J. L., Liang, E. W., Burrows, D. N., Falcone, A., Morris, D. C., Zhang, B. B., & Zhang, B. (2008). Swift X-ray afterglows and the missing jet break problem. In Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007 - Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference (pp. 196-199). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1000). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2943442
Racusin, J. L. ; Liang, E. W. ; Burrows, D. N. ; Falcone, A. ; Morris, D. C. ; Zhang, B. B. ; Zhang, B. / Swift X-ray afterglows and the missing jet break problem. Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007 - Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference. 2008. pp. 196-199 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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Swift X-ray afterglows and the missing jet break problem. / Racusin, J. L.; Liang, E. W.; Burrows, D. N.; Falcone, A.; Morris, D. C.; Zhang, B. B.; Zhang, B.

Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007 - Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference. 2008. p. 196-199 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1000).

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Racusin JL, Liang EW, Burrows DN, Falcone A, Morris DC, Zhang BB et al. Swift X-ray afterglows and the missing jet break problem. In Gamma-Ray Bursts 2007 - Proceedings of the Santa Fe Conference. 2008. p. 196-199. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2943442