Gamma-Ray Bursts from tidally spun-up Wolf-Rayet stars?

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Detmers, R.G.; Langer, N.; Podsiadlowski, Ph.; Izzard, R.G.;
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1051/0004-6361:200809371
  • Subject: Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Context. The collapsar model requires rapidly rotating Wolf-Rayet stars as progenitors of long gamma-ray bursts. However, Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars rapidly lose angular momentum due to their intense stellar winds. Aims. We investigate whether the tidal interaction of a ... View more
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