Gamma-Ray Bursts from Supernovae

Solutions to the Baryon Loading Problem
  • Christopher D. Matzner
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 302)


The cosmological gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are thought to emit their energy in gas moving toward Earth at nearly light speed. A popular class of models places the source of this outflow in the collapsing core of a massive star. Massive stars also have massive envelopes, which pose a barrier to the development of relativistic motion: a baryon-loading problem. I review several models for segregating energy from mass in the context of supernova-GRB models.


Supernovae Gamma-Ray Bursts Baryon Loading Problem 


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  • Christopher D. Matzner
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  1. 1.Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsUniversity of TorontoCanada

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