Monday, June 24, 2013

1306.5207 (Ruo-Yu Liu et al.)

Interpretation of the unprecedentedly long-lived high-energy emission of GRB 130427A    [PDF]

Ruo-Yu Liu, Xiang-Yu Wang, Xue-Feng Wu
High energy photons (>100 MeV) are detected by the Fermi/LAT from GRB 130427A up to almost one day after the burst, with an extra hard spectral component being discovered in the high-energy afterglow. We show that this hard spectral component arises from afterglow synchrotron-self Compton emission. This scenario can explain the origin of >10 GeV photons detected up to ~30000s after the burst, which would be difficult to be explained by synchrotron radiation due to the limited maximum synchrotron photon energy. The lower energy multi-wavelength afterglow data can be fitted simultaneously by the afterglow synchrotron emission. The implication of detecting the SSC emission for the circumburst environment is discussed.
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