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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
Collapse NS to KNBH Single Mag. reconnection Curv. Yes -- -- -- -- Possible afterglow Possible GRB Yes -- http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1307.1409, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...780L..21Z, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1603.05509 Possible X-ray afterglow and a short/long GRB created in NS birth prior to the FRB.

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

Model Description

Upon the collapse of a supramassive NS into a NKBH, an event horizon will likely form before most of the mass and radiation can escape. By the no-hair theorem, magnetic fields are forbidden from piercing the event horizon, and so the magnetosphere will be left behind. Alternatively, if a NS collapses into a metastable KNBH, its electric discharge can cause the magnetosphere to be shed. Violent magnetic reconnection outside the horizon would then induce a strong magnetic shock wave that moves through the remaining plasma at the speed of light, resulting in a single FRB.

Observational Constraints