KNBH-BH (Inspiral)

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Summary Table
Category Progenitor Type Energy Mechanism Emission Mechanism Counterparts References Brief Comments
LF Radio HF Radio Microwave Terahertz Optical/IR X-rays Gamma-rays Gravitational Waves Neutrinos
Merger KNBH-BH Single Mag. flux change Curv. Yes Afterglow -- -- -- Yes sGRB
if jet aligned
Yes -- http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1602.04542 Unlikely to account for full FRB population.

Definitions: LF Radio (3 MHz to 3 GHz); HF Radio (3 GHz to 30 GHz); Microwave (30 to 300 GHz)


Model Description

A binary BH system in which at least one of the spinning BHs carries a charge would induce a global magnetic dipole normal to the orbital plane. During inspiral, as the orbital separation decreases, the magnetic flux of the system changes rapidly, which leads to particle bunching and the emission of coherent curvature radiation.

Observational Constraints

For some minimal values of the charge of the BH, this scenario could produce an FRB and a sGRB. The detection of both signals could provide a lower limit on the charge, and the non-detection of a sGRB could provide an upper limit.