Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 448, 2624-2633 (2015/April-2)
Catalogue of isolated emission episodes in gamma-ray bursts from Fermi, Swift and BATSE.
CHARISI M., MARKA S. and BARTOS I.
Abstract (from CDS):
We report a comprehensive catalogue of emission episodes within long gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that are separated by a quiescent period during which gamma-ray emission falls below the background level. We use a fully automated identification method for an unbiased, large-scale and expandable search. We examine a comprehensive sample of long GRBs from the BATSE (Burst and Transient Source Experiment), Swift and Fermi missions, assembling a total searched set of 2710 GRBs, the largest catalogue of isolated emission episodes so far. Our search extends out to [-1000s,750s] around the burst trigger, expanding the covered time interval beyond previous studies and far beyond the nominal durations (T90) of most bursts. We compare our results to previous works by identifying pre-peak emission (or precursors), defined as isolated emission periods prior to the episode with the highest peak luminosity of the burst. We also systematically search for similarly defined periods after the burst's peak emission. We find that the pre-peak and post-peak emission periods are statistically similar, possibly indicating a common origin. For the analysed GRBs, we identify 24 percent to have more than one isolated emission episode, with 11 percent having at least one pre-peak event and 15 percent having at least one post-peak event. We identify GRB activity significantly beyond their T90, which can be important for understanding the central engine activity as well as, e.g. gravitational-wave searches.
© 2015 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)
catalogues - gamma-ray burst: general
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