Young Magnetars

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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/Collapse Magnetars Born in NS-NS Mergers and WD Collapse Repeat Maser Synch. Yes
(excl. self absorption)
Yes Maybe Maybe No Afterglow Yes
if jet aligned
Yes Not detectable Same mechanisms as flares, but magnetars born in mergers or collapse as opposed in to SLSNe or LGRBs.

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

Model Description

This model considers FRBs from magnetars born in NS-NS mergers and accretion induced WD collapse. The FRBs themselves are formed by the same mechanism as that of giant flare FRB theories.

Observational Constraints

FRBs from magnetars born in NS-NS mergers and accretion induced WD collapse will be accompanied by persistent synchrotron radio emissionon timescales of months to years, powered by the nebula of relativistic electrons and magnetic fields inflated by the magnetar flares, or on longer timescales through interaction of the merger ejecta with the interstellar medium; this timescale is shorter than for the SLSN/LGRB channel.