Research on Origins and Natures of Fast Radio Bursts

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997). This special issue belongs to the section "Space Science".

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South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China
Interests: fast radio bursts; astrophysical probes of fundamental physics; high-energy astrophysics; radiation mechanism
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Zhejiang Laboratory, Hangzhou 311121, China
Interests: fast radio bursts; pulsars; gravitational waves

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The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Interests: fast radio bursts; neutron stars; magnetars; radiation mechanism

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Dear Colleagues,

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are mysterious millisecond-duration radio transients originating from cosmological distances. However, their physical origin is still not well understood due to the complexity and diversity of the observations. As the latest major puzzle in the universe, FRBs have been a subject of intense observational and theoretical investigations in recent years, including their physical origins, observation properties, radiation mechanisms and statistical characteristics. In addition to the FRB sources themselves, propagating effects, e.g., dispersion, Faraday rotation, temporal scattering, scintillation, depolarization, and gravitational/plasma lensing, also play important roles in interpreting FRB observations and constraining the properties of the FRB environment. The purpose of this Special Issue of Universe is to provide an overview of the main challenges and issues in the FRB field. It aims to collect recent breakthroughs and insights in FRB observation and research, observational properties of special FRB sources, statistical research and insights based on large FRB samples, new survey technologies and strategies, and multi-messenger observations and constraints. We look forward to receiving your contributions. Let's work together to find out what FRBs are!

Dr. Yuan-Pei Yang
Dr. Yi Feng
Dr. Weiyang Wang
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Keywords

  • fast radio bursts
  • magnetars
  • radio transients
  • interstellar medium
  • neutron stars
  • radiation mechanism

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Communication
Blinkverse: A Database of Fast Radio Bursts
by Jiaying Xu, Yi Feng, Di Li, Pei Wang, Yongkun Zhang, Jintao Xie, Huaxi Chen, Han Wang, Zhixuan Kang, Jingjing Hu, Yun Zheng, Chao-Wei Tsai, Xianglei Chen and Dengke Zhou
Universe 2023, 9(7), 330; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe9070330 - 11 Jul 2023
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The volume of research on fast radio bursts (FRBs) observation have been seeing a dramatic growth. To facilitate the systematic analysis of the FRB population, we established a database platform, Blinkverse, as a central inventory of FRBs from various observatories and with published [...] Read more.
The volume of research on fast radio bursts (FRBs) observation have been seeing a dramatic growth. To facilitate the systematic analysis of the FRB population, we established a database platform, Blinkverse, as a central inventory of FRBs from various observatories and with published properties, particularly dynamic spectra from FAST, CHIME, GBT, Arecibo, etc. Blinkverse thus not only forms a superset of FRBCAT, TNS, and CHIME/FRB, but also provides convenient access to thousands of FRB dynamic spectra from FAST, some of which were not available before. Blinkverse is regularly maintained and will be updated by external users in the future. Data entries of FRBs can be retrieved through parameter searches through FRB location, fluence, etc., and their logical combinations. Interactive visualization was built into the platform. We analyzed the energy distribution, period analysis, and classification of FRBs based on data downloaded from Blinkverse. The energy distributions of repeaters and non-repeaters are found to be distinct from one another. Full article
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Do Multi-Structural One-Off FRBs Trace Similar Cosmology History with Repeaters?
by Yuhao Zhu, Chenhui Niu, Xianghan Cui, Di Li, Yi Feng, Chaowei Tsai, Pei Wang, Yongkun Zhang, Fanyi Meng and Zheng Zheng
Universe 2023, 9(6), 251; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe9060251 - 25 May 2023
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Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-duration transient events that are typically observed at radio wavelengths and cosmological distances but their origin remains unclear. Furthermore, most FRB origin models are related to the processes at stellar scales, involving neutron stars, blackholes, supernovae, etc. In [...] Read more.
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-duration transient events that are typically observed at radio wavelengths and cosmological distances but their origin remains unclear. Furthermore, most FRB origin models are related to the processes at stellar scales, involving neutron stars, blackholes, supernovae, etc. In this paper, our purpose is to determine whether multi-structural one-off FRBs and repeaters share similarities. To achieve this, we focus on analyzing the relationship between the FRB event rate and the star formation rate, complemented by statistical testing methods. Based on the CHIME/FRB Catalog 1, we calculate the energy functions for four subsamples, including apparent non-repeating FRBs (one-offs), repeaters, multi-structural one-offs, and the joint repeaters and multi-structural events, respectively. We then derive the FRB event rates at different redshifts for all four subsamples, all of which were found to share a similar cosmological evolution trend. However, we find that the multi-structural one-offs and repeaters are distinguishable from the KS and MWW tests. Full article
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