Query : 2022A&A...657L...7X

2022A&A...657L...7X - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 657, L7-7 (2022/1-1)

New insights into the criterion of fast radio burst in the light of FRB 20121102A.

XIAO D. and DAI Z.-G.

Abstract (from CDS):

The total number of observed fast radio burst (FRB) events is rising rapidly thanks to the improvement of existing radio telescopes and the delivery of new facilities. In particular, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope Collaboration recently reported more than one thousand bursts in a short observing period of 47 days. The striking bimodal distribution in their work motivated us to revisit the definition of FRBs. In this work, we ascribe the bimodal distribution to two physical kinds of radio bursts that may exhibit different radiation mechanisms. We propose using brightness temperature to separate two subtypes. For FRB 20121102A, the critical brightness temperature is T_B, cri_ ≃ 1033 K. Bursts with TB ≥ T_B, cri_ are denoted as "classical" FRBs and we find a tight pulse width-fluence relation (T ∝ Fν0.306) for them. On the contrary, the other bursts are considered as "atypical" bursts that may have originated from a different type of physical process. We suggest that for each FRB event, a similar dividing line should exist but that the T_B, cri_ is not necessarily the same in such cases. Its exact value depends on the FRB radiation mechanism and the properties of the source.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2022

Journal keyword(s): methods: statistical - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

Simbad objects: 4

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2023
1 FRB 20121102A rB 05 32 09.60 +33 05 13.4           ~ 588 0
2 PSR J1808-2024 Psr 18 08 39.32 -20 24 40.1           ~ 1199 2
3 GBS 1900+14 gB 19 07 13 +09 19.6           ~ 832 0
4 FRB 200428 rB 19 35.0 +21 57           ~ 119 0

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