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Science. 2014 Jan 3;343(6166):42-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1242353. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

Fermi-LAT observations of the gamma-ray burst GRB 130427A.

Ackermann M1, Ajello M, Asano K, Atwood WB, Axelsson M, Baldini L, Ballet J, Barbiellini G, Baring MG, Bastieri D, Bechtol K, Bellazzini R, Bissaldi E, Bonamente E, Bregeon J, Brigida M, Bruel P, Buehler R, Burgess JM, Buson S, Caliandro GA, Cameron RA, Caraveo PA, Cecchi C, Chaplin V, Charles E, Chekhtman A, Cheung CC, Chiang J, Chiaro G, Ciprini S, Claus R, Cleveland W, Cohen-Tanugi J, Collazzi A, Cominsky LR, Connaughton V, Conrad J, Cutini S, D'Ammando F, de Angelis A, DeKlotz M, de Palma F, Dermer CD, Desiante R, Diekmann A, Di Venere L, Drell PS, Drlica-Wagner A, Favuzzi C, Fegan SJ, Ferrara EC, Finke J, Fitzpatrick G, Focke WB, Franckowiak A, Fukazawa Y, Funk S, Fusco P, Gargano F, Gehrels N, Germani S, Gibby M, Giglietto N, Giles M, Giordano F, Giroletti M, Godfrey G, Granot J, Grenier IA, Grove JE, Gruber D, Guiriec S, Hadasch D, Hanabata Y, Harding AK, Hayashida M, Hays E, Horan D, Hughes RE, Inoue Y, Jogler T, Jóhannesson G, Johnson WN, Kawano T, Knödlseder J, Kocevski D, Kuss M, Lande J, Larsson S, Latronico L, Longo F, Loparco F, Lovellette MN, Lubrano P, Mayer M, Mazziotta MN, McEnery JE, Michelson PF, Mizuno T, Moiseev AA, Monzani ME, Moretti E, Morselli A, Moskalenko IV, Murgia S, Nemmen R, Nuss E, Ohno M, Ohsugi T, Okumura A, Omodei N, Orienti M, Paneque D, Pelassa V, Perkins JS, Pesce-Rollins M, Petrosian V, Piron F, Pivato G, Porter TA, Racusin JL, Rainò S, Rando R, Razzano M, Razzaque S, Reimer A, Reimer O, Ritz S, Roth M, Ryde F, Sartori A, Parkinson PM, Scargle JD, Schulz A, Sgrò C, Siskind EJ, Sonbas E, Spandre G, Spinelli P, Tajima H, Takahashi H, Thayer JG, Thayer JB, Thompson DJ, Tibaldo L, Tinivella M, Torres DF, Tosti G, Troja E, Usher TL, Vandenbroucke J, Vasileiou V, Vianello G, Vitale V, Winer BL, Wood KS, Yamazaki R, Younes G, Yu HF, Zhu SJ, Bhat PN, Briggs MS, Byrne D, Foley S, Goldstein A, Jenke P, Kippen RM, Kouveliotou C, McBreen S, Meegan C, Paciesas WS, Preece R, Rau A, Tierney D, van der Horst AJ, von Kienlin A, Wilson-Hodge C, Xiong S, Cusumano G, La Parola V, Cummings JR.

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Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany.

Abstract

The observations of the exceptionally bright gamma-ray burst (GRB) 130427A by the Large Area Telescope aboard the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope provide constraints on the nature of these unique astrophysical sources. GRB 130427A had the largest fluence, highest-energy photon (95 GeV), longest γ-ray duration (20 hours), and one of the largest isotropic energy releases ever observed from a GRB. Temporal and spectral analyses of GRB 130427A challenge the widely accepted model that the nonthermal high-energy emission in the afterglow phase of GRBs is synchrotron emission radiated by electrons accelerated at an external shock.

PMID:
24263133
DOI:
10.1126/science.1242353

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