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GRB 111005A at Z = 0.0133 and the Prospect of Establishing Long-short GRB/GW Association.

Xiang Li, Fu-Wen Zhang, Yi-Zhong Fan, Yun-Feng Liang, Da-Ming Wei, Yuan-Chuan Zou, Zhi-Ping Jin, Yong-Jia Huang, Yuan-Zhu Wang

GRB 111005A, one long duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) occurred within a metal-rich environment that lacks massive stars with $M_{\rm ZAMS}\geq 15M_\odot$, is not coincident with supernova emission down to stringent limit and thus should be classified as a "long-short" GRB (lsGRB; also known as SN-less long GRB or hybrid GRB), like GRB 060505 and GRB 060614. In this work we show that in the neutron star merger model, the non-detection of the optical/infrared emission of GRB 111005A requires a sub-relativistic neutron-rich ejecta with the mass of $\leq 0.01~M_\odot$, (significantly) less massive than that of GRB 130603B, GRB 060614 and GRB 050709. The lsGRBs are found to have a high rate density and the neutron star merger origin model can be unambiguously tested by the joint observations of the second generation gravitational wave (GW) detectors and the full-sky gamma-ray monitors such as Fermi-GBM and the proposing GECAM. If no lsGRB/GW association is observed in 2020s, alternative scenarios have to be systematically investigated. With the detailed environmental information achievable for the very-nearby events, a novel kind of merger or explosion origin may be identified.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.04781

DOI: arXiv:1710.04781v2

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