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Title: Electron-capture and Low-mass Iron-core-collapse Supernovae: New Neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics Simulations

Abstract

We present new 1D (spherical) and 2D (axisymmetric) simulations of electron-capture (EC) and low-mass iron-core-collapse supernovae (SN). We consider six progenitor models: the ECSN progenitor from Nomoto; two ECSN-like low-mass low-metallicity iron-core progenitors from A. Heger (2016, private communication); and the 9, 10, and 11 $${M}_{\odot }$$ (zero-age main-sequence) progenitors from Sukhbold et al. We confirm that the ECSN and ESCN-like progenitors explode easily even in 1D with explosion energies of up to a 0.15 Bethes ($$1\ {\rm{B}}\equiv {10}^{51}\ \mathrm{erg}$$), and are a viable mechanism for the production of very-low-mass neutron stars. However, the 9, 10, and 11 $${M}_{\odot }$$ progenitors do not explode in 1D and are not even necessarily easier to explode than higher-mass progenitor stars in 2D. We study the effect of perturbations and of changes to the microphysics and we find that relatively small changes can result in qualitatively different outcomes, even in 1D, for models sufficiently close to the explosion threshold. Finally, we revisit the impact of convection below the protoneutron star (PNS) surface. We analyze 1D and 2D evolutions of PNSs subject to the same boundary conditions. Lastly, we find that the impact of PNS convection has been underestimated in previous studies and could result in an increase of the neutrino luminosity by up to factors of two.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States); Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1414138
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-20973
Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357; TRN: US1800662
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal (Online); Journal Volume: 850; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; supernovae: general

Citation Formats

Radice, David, Burrows, Adam, Vartanyan, David, Skinner, Michael Aaron, and Dolence, Joshua C. Electron-capture and Low-mass Iron-core-collapse Supernovae: New Neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics Simulations. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa92c5.
Radice, David, Burrows, Adam, Vartanyan, David, Skinner, Michael Aaron, & Dolence, Joshua C. Electron-capture and Low-mass Iron-core-collapse Supernovae: New Neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics Simulations. United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa92c5.
Radice, David, Burrows, Adam, Vartanyan, David, Skinner, Michael Aaron, and Dolence, Joshua C. Wed . "Electron-capture and Low-mass Iron-core-collapse Supernovae: New Neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics Simulations". United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa92c5. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414138.
@article{osti_1414138,
title = {Electron-capture and Low-mass Iron-core-collapse Supernovae: New Neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics Simulations},
author = {Radice, David and Burrows, Adam and Vartanyan, David and Skinner, Michael Aaron and Dolence, Joshua C.},
abstractNote = {We present new 1D (spherical) and 2D (axisymmetric) simulations of electron-capture (EC) and low-mass iron-core-collapse supernovae (SN). We consider six progenitor models: the ECSN progenitor from Nomoto; two ECSN-like low-mass low-metallicity iron-core progenitors from A. Heger (2016, private communication); and the 9, 10, and 11 ${M}_{\odot }$ (zero-age main-sequence) progenitors from Sukhbold et al. We confirm that the ECSN and ESCN-like progenitors explode easily even in 1D with explosion energies of up to a 0.15 Bethes ($1\ {\rm{B}}\equiv {10}^{51}\ \mathrm{erg}$), and are a viable mechanism for the production of very-low-mass neutron stars. However, the 9, 10, and 11 ${M}_{\odot }$ progenitors do not explode in 1D and are not even necessarily easier to explode than higher-mass progenitor stars in 2D. We study the effect of perturbations and of changes to the microphysics and we find that relatively small changes can result in qualitatively different outcomes, even in 1D, for models sufficiently close to the explosion threshold. Finally, we revisit the impact of convection below the protoneutron star (PNS) surface. We analyze 1D and 2D evolutions of PNSs subject to the same boundary conditions. Lastly, we find that the impact of PNS convection has been underestimated in previous studies and could result in an increase of the neutrino luminosity by up to factors of two.},
doi = {10.3847/1538-4357/aa92c5},
journal = {The Astrophysical Journal (Online)},
number = 1,
volume = 850,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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