NS-NS Merger (Mag. Reconnection)

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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 NS-NS Both Mag. reconnection Curv. Yes (excl. self absorption) Yes  ?  ? Kilonova Afterglow sGRB
if jet aligned
Yes http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...822L...7W None

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

Model Description

This is an FRB model where the merger of two neutron stars would lead to the generation of an isotropic radio pulse.

Observational Constraints

In general this model would predict that FRBs arise from old stellar populations where NS-NS binary systems have had time to form and evolve into compact orbits.