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Title: Gamma-ray Bursts observed by XMM-Newton
Authors: O'Brien, P. T.
Reeves, J. N.
Watson, D.
Osborne, J.
Willingale, R.
First Published: 2004
Presented at: Advances of X-ray astronomy with XMM-Newton, Palermo
Start Date: 14-Oct-2003
End Date: 16-Oct-2003
Citation: Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana, Vol. 75 n. 3, 2004
Abstract: Analysis of observations with XMM-Newton have made a significant contribution to the study of Gamma-ray Burst (GRB) X-ray afterglows. The effective area, bandpass and resolution of the EPIC instrument permit the study of a wide variety of spectral features. In particular, strong, time-dependent, soft X-ray emission lines have been discovered in some bursts. The emission mechanism and energy source for these lines pose major problems for the current generation of GRB models. Other GRBs have intrinsic absorption, possibly related to the environment around the progenitor, or possible iron emission lines similar to those seen in GRBs observed with BeppoSAX. Further XMM-Newton observations of GRBs discovered by the Swift satellite should help unlock the origin of the GRB phenomenon over the next few years.
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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