Astrophys. J., 877, 153-153 (2019/June-1)
Magnetar as central engine of Gamma-ray bursts: central engine-jet connection, wind-jet energy partition, and origin of some ultra-long bursts.
ZOU L., ZHOU Z.-M., XIE L., ZHANG L.-L., LU H.-J., ZHONG S.-Q., WANG Z.-J. and LIANG E.-W.
Abstract (from CDS):
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) central engines and jet production mechanisms are still open questions. Assuming that the shallow decay segments of canonical X-ray afterglow light curves of Swift GRBs are attributed to the magnetic dipole (MD) radiations of newly born magnetars, we derive the parameters of the magnetars and explore their possible relations to jet and MD wind emission. We show that the magnetar initial spin period (P0) are tightly correlated with the jet energy (Ejet), which is almost proportional to the wind energy (Ewind). Our least-squares fits yield P0∝Ejet^-0.36±0.03^ and Ewind∝Ejet^0.91±0.07^. These relations may imply that a magnetar with faster rotating speed can power a more energetic GRB, and energy partition between the jet and wind may be quasi-universal. Although the P0-Ejet relation is driven by a few sub-energetic GRBs in our sample, our Monte Carlo simulation analysis shows that sample selection biases from instrumental flux limits and contaminations of the bright jet afterglows cannot make this correlation. Within this jet-wind paradigm, we propose that GRB 101225A-like ultra-long GRBs, whose prompt gamma-ray/X-ray light curves are featured as a long-lasting plateau with a sharp drop, may be the orphan MD wind emission being due to misalignment of their jet axis to the light of sight. We briefly discuss the orphan MD wind emission and its association with the gravitational-wave radiation of newly born magnetars.
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gamma-ray burst: general - gamma-ray burst: individual: (GRB 101225A, GRB 170714A) - methods: statistical
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