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Prompt Emission Observations of Swift BAT BurstsWe review the prompt emission properties of Swift BAT gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). We present the global properties of BAT GRBs based on their spectral and temporal characteristics. The BAT T90 and T50 durations peak at 80 and 20 s, respectively. The peak energy (Epeak) of about 60% of BAT GRBs is very likely to be less than 1.00 keV. We also present the BAT characteristics of GRBs with soft spectra, so called Xray flashes (XRFs). We will compare the BAT GRBs and XRFs parameter distribution to the other missions.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Barthelmy, Scott (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 14, 2009
Subject Category
Meeting Information
The Shocking Universe: Gamma Ray Bursts and High Energy Shock Phenomena in the Universe(San Servolo Island, Venice)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.