Fast rising, slowly decaying subpulses in gamma ray bursts Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A model is proposed for fast rising, slowly decaying subpulses in gamma-ray bursts. It is suggested that these subpulses are caused by slow baryonic clouds embedded within a primary gamma-ray beam, which scatter the gamma-radiation into our line of sight as they accelerate. Good quantitative agreement is obtained with observed light curves and spectral evolution.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008