Forthcoming Seminar

Young magnetars with fracturing crusts as fast radio burst repeaters


Speaker: Dr. Arthur Suvorov, University of Tuebingen


Place: Laboratory of Astronomy, AUTH

Date: Thursday 07-11-2019
Ώρα: 13:00 – 14:00


Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are short (duration ~ ms) but 
intense (flux ~ Jy) flashes, generally believed to be of extragalactic 
origin due to their high dispersion measures, which appear in the 
GHz-band. The detection of multiple bursts from certain sources (~200 
in 6 yrs for FRB 121102) indicates that at least a subclass of FRBs 
result from transient outbursts of young, compact objects. We discuss 
some of the statistics surrounding the repeating bursts, and explore 
what this might indicate about the progenitors. We consider the 
possibility that repeating FRBs are energetically sourced by crustal 
fractures in young (~ 100 yrs) magnetars, whose crust 
quasi-periodically yields due to strong, and topologically 
complicated, magnetic stresses, which build up as the field evolves 
due to Hall drift and Ohmic diffusion.


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