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On the detectability of extragalactic fast radio transients

Abstract:

Recent discoveries of highly dispersed millisecond radio bursts by Thornton et al. in a survey with the Parkes radio telescope at 1.4 GHz point towards an emerging population of sources at cosmological distances whose origin is currently unclear. Here we demonstrate that the scattering effects at lower radio frequencies are less than previously thought, and that the bursts could be detectable at redshifts out to about $z=0.5$ in surveys below 1 GHz. Using a source model in which the bursts ar...

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10.1093/mnrasl/slt098

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Lorimer, DR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
McLaughlin, MA More by this author
Johnston, S More by this author
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
Volume:
436
Issue:
1
Pages:
L5-L9
Publication date:
2013-07-04
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-3933
ISSN:
1745-3925
URN:
uuid:6f7b6616-2071-4246-ac4f-21c1b5fa153e
Source identifiers:
410888
Local pid:
pubs:410888
Language:
English
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