The Structure and Dynamics of GRB Jets

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There are several lines of evidence which suggest that the relativistic outflows in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are collimated into narrow jets. The jet structure has important implications for the true energy release and the event rate of GRBs, and can constrain the mechanism responsible for the acceleration and collimation of the jet. Nevertheless, the jet structure and its dynamics as it sweeps up the external medium and decelerates, are not well understood. In this review I discuss our current understanding of GRB jets, stressing their structure and dynamics.

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Granot, Jonathan October 25, 2006.

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There are several lines of evidence which suggest that the relativistic outflows in gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are collimated into narrow jets. The jet structure has important implications for the true energy release and the event rate of GRBs, and can constrain the mechanism responsible for the acceleration and collimation of the jet. Nevertheless, the jet structure and its dynamics as it sweeps up the external medium and decelerates, are not well understood. In this review I discuss our current understanding of GRB jets, stressing their structure and dynamics.

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  • Journal Name: Submitted to Rev.Mex.Astron.Astrofis.; Conference: Invited review at Triggering Relativistic Jets, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 28 Mar - 1 Apr 2005

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Granot, Jonathan. The Structure and Dynamics of GRB Jets, article, October 25, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882244/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.