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Constraints on Type Ib/c Supernovae and Gamma‐Ray Burst Progenitors

Fryer, Chris L. and Mazzali, Paolo A. and Prochaska, Jason and Cappellaro, Enrico and Panaitescu, Alin and Berger, Edo and van Putten, Maurice and van den Heuvel, Ed P. J. and Young, Patrick and Hungerford, Aimee and Rockefeller, Gabriel and Yoon, Sung-Chul and Podsiadlowski, Philipp and Nomoto, Ken'ichi and Chevalier, Roger and Schmidt, Brian P. and Kulkarni, Shrinivas R. (2007) Constraints on Type Ib/c Supernovae and Gamma‐Ray Burst Progenitors. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 119 (861). pp. 1211-1232. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1086/523768.

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Although there is strong support for the collapsar engine as the power source of long‐duration gamma‐ray bursts (GRBs), we still do not definitively know the progenitor of these explosions. Here we review the current set of progenitor scenarios for long‐duration GRBs and the observational constraints on these scenarios. Examining these models, we find that single stars cannot be the only progenitor for long‐duration GRBs. Several binary progenitors can match the solid observational constraints and also have the potential to match the trends that we are currently seeing in the observations. Type Ib/c supernovae are also likely to be produced primarily in binaries; we discuss the relationship between the progenitors of these explosions and those of the long‐duration GRBs.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2007 September 11; accepted 2007 September 18; published 2007 December 3. This project marks the culmination of many discussions held at a workshop on the GRB/SN connection at the KITP attended by nearly all of the authors, and we are grateful for the environment set up at the KITP that allowed these discussions and this collaboration. As such, this work is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant PHY 05-51164. It was also funded in part under the auspices of the US Department of Energy and supported by its contract W-7405-ENG-36 to Los Alamos National Laboratory, and by NASA grant SWIF03-0047.
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Official Citation:Constraints on Type Ib/c Supernovae and Gamma‐Ray Burst Progenitors Chris L. Fryer, Paolo A. Mazzali, Jason Prochaska, Enrico Cappellaro, Alin Panaitescu, Edo Berger, Maurice van Putten, Ed P. J. van den Heuvel, Patrick Young, Aimee Hungerford, Gabriel Rockefeller, Sung‐Chul Yoon, Philipp Podsiadlowski, Ken’ichi Nomoto, Roger Chevalier, Brian Schmidt, and Shri Kulkarni Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2007 119:861, 1211-1232
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