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Title: RAPIDLY EVOLVING AND LUMINOUS TRANSIENTS DRIVEN BY NEWLY BORN NEUTRON STARS

We provide a general analysis on the properties of the emitting material of some rapidly evolving and luminous transients discovered recently with the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey. It was found that these transients are probably produced by a low-mass non-relativistic outflow that is continuously powered by a newly born, rapidly spinning, and highly magnetized neutron star (NS). Such a system could originate from an accretion-induced collapse of a white dwarf or a merger of an NS–NS binary. Therefore, observations of these transients would be helpful for constraining white dwarf and NS physics and/or for searching and identifying gravitational wave signals from the mergers.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Astrophysics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079 (China)
  2. School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22518964
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal Letters; Journal Volume: 806; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; MASS; NEUTRON STARS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; STAR ACCRETION; SUPERNOVAE; TRANSIENTS; WHITE DWARF STARS