A possible connection between gamma-ray bursts and single black holes

G. M. Beskin, A. Shearer, A. Golden, C. Bartolini, A. Guarnieri, A. Piccioni, N. Masetti

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We consider Single Black Holes (SBHs) of 103 M as possible parent objects for cosmological GRBs. The latter are the result of the energy release of SBHs magnetosphere inhomogeneities. The percolation nature of this release yields a unique power law for the GRBs energy distribution that is E (with β = 1.7-1.8), i.e. the same observed in solar flares, flare stars and X-ray sources. The number of GRBs per year per galaxy is about 10-2-10-1 with total energy 1047-1050 ergs for beaming factor of about 10-4-10-5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-510
Number of pages2
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Black hole physics
  • Gamma-rays: bursts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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