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A new type of long gamma-ray burst

King, Andrew; Olsson, Emma and Davies, Melvyn B LU (2007) In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 374(1). p.34-36
Abstract
We consider gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) produced by the merger of a massive white dwarf with a neutron star. We show that these are likely to produce long-duration GRBs, in some cases definitely without an accompanying supernova, as observed recently. This class of burst would have a strong correlation with star formation, and occur close to the host galaxy. However, rare members of the class need not be near star-forming regions, and could have any type of host galaxy. Thus a long-duration burst far from any star-forming region would also be a signature of this class. Estimates based on the existence of a known progenitor suggest that our proposed class may be an important contributor to the observed GRB rate.
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gamma-rays : bursts
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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374
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1365-2966
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10.1111/j.1745-3933.2006.00259.x
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  abstract     = {We consider gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) produced by the merger of a massive white dwarf with a neutron star. We show that these are likely to produce long-duration GRBs, in some cases definitely without an accompanying supernova, as observed recently. This class of burst would have a strong correlation with star formation, and occur close to the host galaxy. However, rare members of the class need not be near star-forming regions, and could have any type of host galaxy. Thus a long-duration burst far from any star-forming region would also be a signature of this class. Estimates based on the existence of a known progenitor suggest that our proposed class may be an important contributor to the observed GRB rate.},
  author       = {King, Andrew and Olsson, Emma and Davies, Melvyn B},
  issn         = {1365-2966},
  keyword      = {gamma-rays : bursts},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {34--36},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  title        = {A new type of long gamma-ray burst},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2006.00259.x},
  volume       = {374},
  year         = {2007},
}