Abstract Details

Name: Varun Bhalerao
Affiliation: IUCAA
Conference ID: ASI2017_797
Title : Millisecond transients with AstroSat CZTI
Authors and Co-Authors : A. R. Rao (TIFR) Dipankar Bhattacharya (IUCAA) Santosh Vadawale (PRL)
Abstract Type : Poster
Abstract Category : Instrumentation and Techniques
Abstract : We report on the search for short duration transients with Cadmium Zinc Telluride Detector (CZTI) on AstroSat. CZTI is a high energy (20-200 keV) coded aperture mask instrument that serves as an excellent all-sky monitor at energies >60 keV. The availability of continuous time-tagged data with 20 microsecond accuray allows us to find transients at a wide range of timescales. A prime example is the regular detection of Gamma Ray Bursts, also presented at this conference. Here, we capitalize on the capabilities of CZTI to search the data for transients with millisecond to sub-secdond durations. We discuss the latest results and their astrophysical implications on rates for various sources, including proginetors of Fast Radio Bursts.