KNBH-BH (Magneto. Collapse)

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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. reconnection Curv. Yes Afterglow -- -- -- -- Afterglow Yes -- http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1602.06907 Can only account for a sub-population of FRBs.

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


Model Description

For merging BH binaries in which at least one of the BHs is Kerr-Newman, instabilities due to tidal forces induce reconnection in the KNBH prior to coalescence. The magnetic field violently reconnects, triggering strong relativistic shock waves through the surrounding plasma to produce curvature radiation consistent with an FRB.

Observational Constraints

KNBHs have no thermal emission because they lack solid surfaces, and are non-pulsating because their magnetic and rotation axes are aligned.