Synchrotron maser from weakly magnetized neutron stars as the emission mechanism of fast radio bursts
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The origin of fast radio bursts (FRBs) is still mysterious. All FRBs to date show extremely high brightness temperatures, requiring a coherent emission mechanism. Using constraints derived from the physics of one of these mechanisms, the synchrotron maser, as well as observations, we show that accretion-induced explosions of neutron stars with surface magnetic fields of B * ≲ 1011 G are favored as FRB progenitors.
Masers , Plasmas , Stars , Neutron
Long, K. and Pe'er, A. (2018) 'Synchrotron maser from weakly magnetized neutron stars as the emission mechanism of fast radio bursts', Astrophysical Journal Letters, 864(1), L12 (5pp). doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aada0b
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