On the relation between GRB classes and X-ray flashes

Z. Bagoly, P. Veres, I. Horváth, A. Mészáros, L. G. Balázs

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Abstract

Gamma-ray bursts are usually classified into either short-duration or long-duration bursts. Going beyond the short-long classification scheme, it has been shown on statistical grounds that a third, intermediate population is needed in this classification scheme. We are looking for physical properties which discriminate the intermediate duration bursts from the other two classes. As the intermediate group is the softest, we argue that we have related them with X-ray flashes among the GRBs. We give a new, probabilistic definition for this class of events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalActa Polytechnica
Volume52
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 17 2012

Keywords

  • Bursts
  • Gamma rays
  • Observations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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