5 years ago

Consistency with synchrotron emission in the bright GRB 160625B observed by Fermi.

M.E. Ravasio, G. Ghisellini, G. Ghirlanda, A. Celotti, G. Oganesyan, L.Nava, A. Pescalli

We present time resolved spectral analysis of prompt emission from GRB 160625B, one of the brightest bursts ever detected by Fermi in its 9 years of operations. Standard empirical functions fail in providing an acceptable fit to the GBM spectral data. The goodness of the fit significantly improves when a low-energy break is added to the fitting function. The spectral evolution shows that the spectral break is located around E_break~100 keV, while the usual nuF_nu peak energy feature E_peak evolves in the 0.5-6 MeV energy range. The slopes below and above E_break are consistent with the values -0.67 and -1.5, respectively, expected from synchrotron emission produced by a relativistic electron population with a low energy cut-off. The small ratio between E_peak and E_break implies that the radiative cooling is incomplete, contrary to what expected in strongly magnetized and compact emitting regions. These results demand a revision of the so-called fireball standard model of gamma-ray bursts.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.03106

DOI: arXiv:1711.03106v1

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