γ-ray bursts from thermonuclear explosions on neutron stars

S. E. Woosley*, Ronald E. Taam

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

It is proposed that γ-ray bursts originate from carbon detonations initiated by the accretion of matter on to the surface of a neutron star. The observations are interpreted in terms of this theory. Possible implications for the nuclear powered model of giant X-ray pulses are discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume263
Issue number5573
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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