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The Polarization Evolution of the Optical Afterglow of GRB 030329

Greiner, J. and Sari, R. (2004) The Polarization Evolution of the Optical Afterglow of GRB 030329. In: Gamma Ray Bursts: 30 Years of Discovery. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.727. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 269-273. ISBN 0-7354-0208-6

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We report 31 polarimetric observations of the afterglow of GRB 030329 with high signal-to-noise and high sampling frequency. The data imply that the afterglow magnetic field has small coherence length and is mostly random, probably generated by turbulence.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 28 September 2004. This work is primarily based on observations collected at ESO, Chile, with additional data obtained at the German-Spanish Astronomical Centre Calar Alto, operated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, jointly with the Spanish National Commission for Astronomy, the NOT on La Palma, Canary Islands, and the Observatorio Astronomico National, San Pedro, Mexico. We are grateful to the staff at the Paranal, Calar Alto and NOT observatories, in particular A. Aguirre, M. Alises, S. Hubrig, A.O. Jaunsen, C. Ledoux, S. Pedraz, T. Szeifert, L. Vanzi and P. Vreeswijk for obtaining the service mode data reported here.
Subject Keywords:gamma-ray sources (astronomical); afterglows; astronomical polarimetry; intergalactic magnetic fields
Classification Code:PACS: 98.70.Rz; 95.75.Hi; 95.30.Gv
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Official Citation:The Polarization Evolution of the Optical Afterglow of GRB 030329 J. Greiner, S. Klose, K. Reinsch, H. M. Schmid, R. Sari, D. H. Hartmann, C. Kouveliotou, A. Rau, E. Palazzi, C. Straubmeier, B. Stecklum, S. Zharikov, G. Tovmassian, O. Barnbantner, C. Ries, E. Jehin, A. Henden, A. A. Kaas, T. Grav, J. Hjorth, H. Pedersen, R. A. M. J. Wijers, A. Kaufer, H.-S. Park, G. Williams, and O. Reimer, AIP Conf. Proc. 727, 269 (2004), DOI:10.1063/1.1810845
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2011 20:00
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