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1 Ryo Yamazaki (Osaka University, Japan) With K. Ioka, F. Takahara, and N. Shibazaki

2 Soft gamma repeaters (SGRs) are… ・ 4 (or 5?) are known (3 in our Galaxy, 1 in the LMC). ・ The SGRs are quiescent soft X-ray sources (2-10 keV). ・ They have rotation periods in the 5-8 s range. ・ SGRs are most likely highly magnetized neutron stars (magnetars), that have a magnetic field of ~10 15 G. ・ SGRs emit hard giant flares, at a rate of once per ~30 yrs. (ONLY three giant flares have been observed.) Sources of short (~0.1s), repeating bursts of soft  -rays (<100 keV).

3 Giant flare from SGR (2004, Dec. 27) Hurley et al. (’05) Counts / 0.5sec Saturated

4 Terasawa et al. 2005: GEOTAIL observation E iso ~ ergs Counts (>50 keV)

5  -ray intensity Time after onset [msec] Courtesy of T.Terasawa

6 SOPA Initial *100 msec, BB: kT>127 keV Spectrum of the initial spike Highly uncertain … Hurley et al. (’05) Palmer et al. (’05) Mazets et al. (’05) Initial 160 msec, power law  = -0.2   exp. cut. (480keV) Initial 200 msec, power law  = -0.7   exp. cut. (800keV) Coronas Wind

7 Initial spike of 1979 March 5 event Cline et al KONUS  ~ -1  SGR kT ~ 30keV GRBs Fenimore et al. (’96) Likely nonthermal.

8 Gaensler et al., 2005 Minimum energy required for observed radio luminosity: Cameron et al Radio afterglow of 2004 Dec. 27 event

9 Initial outflow was likely ultra- relativistic… Because luminosity is hyper-Eddington. Especially, when the spectrum is non-thermal, “compactness problem” constraints on the initial Lorentz factor:  0 > 30. L obs /L Edd ~ 10 10

10 Pure radiation fireball is unlikely (from the radio observation). Nakar et al  = E / M b c 2

11 Evidence for jetted emission ? Shock radiates between R and R+  R. B C A R  RRRR shock D Observed flux Time A B C D Steep decay at 600 msec results in the collimated outflow.

12 Yamazaki et al., 2005 Fitting results are not so affected by the assumed spectral shape.

13 κ= r e / r 0 > 1 ⇒  rad Upper limit of 

14 Jet emission v.s. Isotropic emission E  : Total gamma-ray energy Isotropic : E g ~ ergs (Terasawa et al. 2005) Jet : E g ~ (  / 0.1) 2 ergs c.f. Magnetic energy E mag ~ (B 2 /8  ) (4  R 3 /3) ~ ergs for B=10 15 G, R=10 km ⇒ Energetics is rather relaxed for jetted emission case.

15 Jet emission v.s. Isotropic emission (2) Event rate of the giant flare (per magnetar) # of giant flares with E  (per SGR): N < N max ~ E Mag / E g Event rate ~ N Active time of magnetar (10 4 yrs) < Once per 10 4 yrs (isotropic) Once per 10 2 (  / 0.1) 2 yrs (jetted) I want to see a giant flare again from SGR during my life...

16 GRBs ・ Past two events: E iso ~ ergs E  ~ ergs !? ・ SGR : E iso ~ ergs E  < ergs Wide spread of Isotropic energy E iso Giant flares of SGRs

17 8.4 GHz Radio afterglow light curve Data taken from Gelfand et al. ‘05 may be fitted by the initially relativistic jet model. Yamazaki et al. in prep. E kin = 5x10 45 ergs  = 0.1 rad  v  = 0 ~ 0.12 rad  0 = 30 ~ 100 p=2.5 e e =0.03 e B = n ∝ r -2.5 (with dense shell at 6x10 18 cm)

18 Proper motion of the radio image may support the jetted emission ? Taylor et al. (’05) Jet may be one-sided (analogue to the solar flare)

19 “Statistical” problem… Pulsating tail is nearly isotropic. When the initial spike is a jetted emission, many orphan pulsating tail should be detected by e.g., BATSE. But ever detected pulsating tails always associate with the initial spike. Hurley et al. 05 Averaged pulse profile of pulsating tail  tail ~ (2/7.56)  ~ 1 rad 7.56sec 2sec

20 Weakly collimated pulsating tail  tail ~ 1 rad is possible in magneter model. (but collimation degree highly depends on B-field configuration.) Thompson & Duncan (2001) Thompson & Duncan (1995)

21 Swift(15-150keV) + GEOTAIL(>50keV) A B C D Terasawa et al Palmer et al Emissions from structured jets ? Structured jet Uniform sharp-edge jet A B C D  A B C

22 Initial spike Collimated pulsating tail “Statistical” problem arises

23 Summar y Initial outflow is (likely) relativistic (e.g. G 0 >30). If so, the light curve of the initial spike of the giant flare of SGR indicate the collimated outflow. Radio proper motion may support jetted emission? “Statistical problem” is not serious if less-energetic envelope emission exists. Prediction: SGR will cause again within this century.


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