Apr 25 – 29, 2016
Europe/Istanbul timezone

Quark Deconfinement in the Context of the Millisecond Magnetar Model for GRBs

Apr 26, 2016, 11:20 AM
Bogazici University-Rectorate Building (Istanbul)

Bogazici University-Rectorate Building


Boğaziçi University 34342 Bebek/Istanbul Turkey


Dr Niccolo Bucciantini


The properties of late time activity in Long and Short GRBs, point strongly toward a long lived energy injection mechanism. The millisecond magnetar model provides naturally with such input in the form of a relativistic magnetically driven wind. The standard pictures however predicts a steady smooth injection, that looks at odds with the presence of late time bursts observed in the light-curve of several events. Among the possible explanations it has been suggested that a phase transition in the newly born magnetar, and in particular quark deconfinement, could be at the origin of those events. We present here a study of the timescales and energetic properties expected for such events, in the context of the millisecond model for GRBs.

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