High energy transients: The millisecond domain

  • A. R. Rao


The search for high energy transients in the millisecond domain has come to the focus in recent times due to the detection of gravitational wave events and the identification of fast radio bursts as cosmological sources. Here we highlight the sensitivity limitations in the currently operating hard X-ray telescopes and give some details of the search for millisecond events in the AstroSat CZT Imager data.


Black hole sources gamma-ray bursts 



This publication uses data from the AstroSat mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), archived at the Indian Space Science Data Centre (ISSDC). CZT-Imager is built by a consortium of institutes across India including Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad and Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad. The contributions by a vast number of technical team from all these institutes are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia

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