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2014MNRAS.442.1922L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 442, 1922-1929 (2014/August-2)

The `amplitude' parameter of gamma-ray bursts and its implications for GRB classification.


Abstract (from CDS):

Traditionally, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are classified in the T90-hardness ratio two-dimensional plane into long/soft and short/hard GRBs. In this paper, we suggest to add the `amplitude' of GRB prompt emission as the third dimension as a complementary criterion to classify GRBs, especially those of short durations. We define three new parameters f, feff and feff, z as ratios between the measured/simulated peak flux of a GRB/pseudo-GRB and the flux background, and discuss the applications of these parameters to GRB classification. We systematically derive these parameters to find that most short GRBs are likely not `tip-of-iceberg' of long GRBs. However, one needs to be cautious if a short GRB has a relatively small f (e.g. f < 1.5), since the chance for an intrinsically long GRB to appear as a `disguised' short GRB is higher. Based on available data, we quantify the probability of a disguised short GRB below a certain f value is as P (<f)∼0.78^+0.71_-0.4 f^-4.33±1.84. By progressively `moving' a long GRB to higher redshifts through simulations, we also find that most long GRBs would show up as rest-frame short GRBs above a certain redshift.

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): methods: statistical - gamma-ray burst: general

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