Diversity of the GRB-supernova connection: X-ray-flash SNe and non-SN GRBs

Ke N.Ichi Nomoto, Nozomu Tominaga, Masaomi Tanaka, Keiichi Maeda, Tomoharu Suzuki

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Among the diversity of the connection between the long Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) and Supernovae (SNe), we present the models for the following two cases, (a) XRF-SN: we estimate the mass of the progenitor of SN 2006aj associated with X-Ray Flash 060218 is small enough to form a neutron star rather than a black hole, (b) Non-SN GRB: Two nearby long GRBs were not associated with SNe. Such "dark HNe" have been predicted in order to explain the origin of C-rich (hyper) metal-poor stars. We will show our attempt to explain the diversity in a unified manner with the jet-induced explosion model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number169
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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