INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton observations of the low-luminosity and Xray rich burst GRB 040223
Publication date: 02 May 2006
Authors: McGlynn, S., et al.
Journal: Proceedings of the 4th INTEGRAL Workshop
GRB 040223 was observed by INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton. GRB 040223 has a peak flux of (1.6+/-0.13) x10^-8 ergs cm^-2 s^-1, a fluence of (4.4+/-0.4)x10^-7 ergs cm^-2 and a steep photon power law index of -2.3+/-0.2, in the energy range 20-200 keV. The steep spectrum implies it is an x- ray rich GRB with emission up to 200 keV and E_peak < 20 keV. If E_peak is < 10 keV, it would qualify as an x-ray flash with high energy emission. The x-ray data has a spectral index beta_x = -1.7+/-0.2, a temporal decay of t^(-0.75+/-0.25) and a large column density of (1.8 x 10^22) cm^-2. The luminosity-lag relationship was used to obtain a redshift (z = 0.3+/-0.06). The isotropic energy radiated in gamma-rays and x-ray luminosity after 10 hours are factors of 1000 and 100 less than classical GRBs. GRB 040223 is consistent with the extrapolation of the Amati relation into the region that includes XRF 030723 and XRF 020903.Link to publication