Alexei S. Pozanenko

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High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (4)
Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (2)

Publications Authored By Alexei S. Pozanenko

We have analyzed the light curves of 519 short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) detected in the SPI-ACS/INTEGRAL experiment from December 2002 to May 2014 to search for precursors. Both the light curves of 519 individual events and the averaged light curve of 372 brightest bursts have been analyzed. In a few cases, we have found and thoroughly studied precursor candidates based on SPI-ACS/INTEGRAL, GBM/Fermi, and LAT/Fermi data. Read More

How black holes accrete surrounding matter is a fundamental, yet unsolved question in astrophysics. It is generally believed that matter is absorbed into black holes via accretion disks, the state of which depends primarily on the mass-accretion rate. When this rate approaches the critical rate (the Eddington limit), thermal instability is supposed to occur in the inner disc, causing repetitive patterns of large-amplitude X-ray variability (oscillations) on timescales of minutes to hours. Read More

For Gamma-Ray Burst 100901A, we have obtained Gemini-North and Very Large Telescope optical afterglow spectra at four epochs: one hour, one day, three days and one week after the burst, thanks to the afterglow remaining unusually bright at late times. Apart from a wealth of metal resonance lines, we also detect lines arising from fine-structure levels of the ground state of Fe II, and from metastable levels of Fe II and Ni II at the host redshift (z = 1.4084). Read More

Until now the existence of extended emission is an intriguing property of short bursts. It is not clear what is the nature of the extended emission. It might be a rising x-ray afterglow, or it could be a manifestation of the prolonged activity of a central engine. Read More

We consider observational properties of gamma-ray bursts (GRB) transmitted by hypothetical wormholes (WH). Such burst would be observable as repeating source, analogous to Soft Gamma-Repeaters (SGR). We show that the known sources of SGR cannot be WH candidates. Read More