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Title: Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies in Emission and Absorption
Authors: Perley, DA
Niino, Y
Tanvir, NR
Vergani, SD
Fynbo, JPU
First Published: 10-Mar-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Space Science Reviews, 2016, 202 (1), pp. 111-142
Abstract: The galaxy population hosting long-duration GRBs provides a means to constrain the progenitor and an opportunity to use these violent explosions to characterize the nature of the high-redshift universe. Studies of GRB host galaxies in emission reveal a population of star-forming galaxies with great diversity, spanning a wide range of masses, metallicities, and redshifts. However, as a population GRB hosts are significantly less massive and poorer in metals than the hosts of other core-collapse transients, suggesting that GRB production is only efficient at metallicities significantly below Solar. GRBs may also prefer compact galaxies, and dense and/or central regions of galaxies, more than other types of core-collapse explosion. Meanwhile, studies of hosts in absorption against the luminous GRB optical afterglow provide a unique means of unveiling properties of the ISM in even the faintest and most distant galaxies; these observations are helping to constrain the chemical evolution of galaxies and the properties of interstellar dust out to very high redshifts. New ground- and space-based instrumentation, and the accumulation of larger and more carefully-selected samples, are continually enhancing our view of the GRB host population.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s11214-016-0237-4
ISSN: 0038-6308
eISSN: 1572-9672
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Springer Verlag. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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