AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 160 GRBs: Observatories and Observations
Oral, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 10:00-11:30am, Pacific Salon 1

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[160.06] A Public Internal Luminosity Function Database for Gamma-Ray Bursts

K. C. Young, J. Hakkila, T. W. Giblin, S. P. Fuller (College of Charleston)

We summarize the properties of our public Internal Luminosity Function (ILF) database for Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and discuss some initial analyses. The ILF is the differential distribution of luminosity as calculated from a binned, energy-dependent flux distribution. We are currently completing measurements of the ILF for all bursts in the BATSE Current Catalog. The characteristics of the ILF, correlations between it and other burst properties, and some limitations imposed on it by instrumental characteristics are discussed. The ILF, when used with other GRB attributes, appears to be a useful GRB morphology and classification indicator. These data will be made publicly available along with a suite of data mining tools. This research was sponsored by NASA grant NRA-98-OSS-03 and NSF grant AST00-98499.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: kcyoung1@edisto.cofc.edu

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