Which massive stars are gamma-ray burst progenitors?

J. Petrovic, N. Langer, S. C. Yoon, A. Heger

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The role of hydrodynamic, magnetic internal angular momentum transport, binary mass, and angular momentum transfer, is investigated. Models that include magnetic fields generated by differential rotation are presented. The capability of magnetic torques to efficiently pump angular momentum into the cores of accreting stars is also investigated. It is observed that binary models without magnetic fields can reproduce stellar cores with a high enough specific angular momentum to produce a collapsar and a GRB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-259
Number of pages13
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Gamma rays: bursts
  • Stars: binaries: close
  • Stars: evolution
  • Stars: magnetic fields
  • Stars: rotation

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