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Title: How high energy fluxes may affect Rayleigh–Taylor instability growth in young supernova remnants

Abstract

Here, energy-transport effects can alter the structure that develops as a supernova evolves into a supernova remnant. The Rayleigh–Taylor instability is thought to produce structure at the interface between the stellar ejecta and the circumstellar matter, based on simple models and hydrodynamic simulations. Here we report experimental results from the National Ignition Facility to explore how large energy fluxes, which are present in supernovae, affect this structure. We observed a reduction in Rayleigh–Taylor growth. In analyzing the comparison with supernova SN1993J, a Type II supernova, we found that the energy fluxes produced by heat conduction appear to be larger than the radiative energy fluxes, and large enough to have dramatic consequences. No reported astrophysical simulations have included radiation and heat conduction self-consistently in modeling supernova remnants and these dynamics should be noted in the understanding of young supernova remnants.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  4. Ben Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Be'er-Sheva (Israel); Nuclear Research Center Negev, Be'er Sheva (Israel)
  5. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  6. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  7. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Nuclear Research Center Negev, Be'er Sheva (Israel)
  8. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  9. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  10. Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1435541
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1469465; OSTI ID: 1476928
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-22046; LLNL-JRNL-715940; SAND-2018-10741J
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396; NA0002956; AC52-07NA27344; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Astronomy and planetary science; Laser-produced plasmas; Lasers

Citation Formats

Kuranz, Carolyn C., Park, Hye -Sook, Huntington, Channing M., Miles, Aaron R., Remington, Bruce A., Plewa, T., Trantham, M. R., Robey, H. F., Shvarts, Dov, Shimony, A., Raman, Kumar, MacLaren, Steven, Wan, Willow C., Doss, Forrest William, Kline, John L., Flippo, Kirk Adler, Malamud, Guy, Handy, T. A., Prisbrey, Shon, Krauland, Christine M., Klein, Sallee R., Harding, E. C., Wallace, R., Grosskopf, M. J., Marion, D. C., Kalantar, Dan, Giraldez, E., and Drake, R. Paul. How high energy fluxes may affect Rayleigh–Taylor instability growth in young supernova remnants. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03548-7.
Kuranz, Carolyn C., Park, Hye -Sook, Huntington, Channing M., Miles, Aaron R., Remington, Bruce A., Plewa, T., Trantham, M. R., Robey, H. F., Shvarts, Dov, Shimony, A., Raman, Kumar, MacLaren, Steven, Wan, Willow C., Doss, Forrest William, Kline, John L., Flippo, Kirk Adler, Malamud, Guy, Handy, T. A., Prisbrey, Shon, Krauland, Christine M., Klein, Sallee R., Harding, E. C., Wallace, R., Grosskopf, M. J., Marion, D. C., Kalantar, Dan, Giraldez, E., & Drake, R. Paul. How high energy fluxes may affect Rayleigh–Taylor instability growth in young supernova remnants. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03548-7.
Kuranz, Carolyn C., Park, Hye -Sook, Huntington, Channing M., Miles, Aaron R., Remington, Bruce A., Plewa, T., Trantham, M. R., Robey, H. F., Shvarts, Dov, Shimony, A., Raman, Kumar, MacLaren, Steven, Wan, Willow C., Doss, Forrest William, Kline, John L., Flippo, Kirk Adler, Malamud, Guy, Handy, T. A., Prisbrey, Shon, Krauland, Christine M., Klein, Sallee R., Harding, E. C., Wallace, R., Grosskopf, M. J., Marion, D. C., Kalantar, Dan, Giraldez, E., and Drake, R. Paul. Thu . "How high energy fluxes may affect Rayleigh–Taylor instability growth in young supernova remnants". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03548-7. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435541.
@article{osti_1435541,
title = {How high energy fluxes may affect Rayleigh–Taylor instability growth in young supernova remnants},
author = {Kuranz, Carolyn C. and Park, Hye -Sook and Huntington, Channing M. and Miles, Aaron R. and Remington, Bruce A. and Plewa, T. and Trantham, M. R. and Robey, H. F. and Shvarts, Dov and Shimony, A. and Raman, Kumar and MacLaren, Steven and Wan, Willow C. and Doss, Forrest William and Kline, John L. and Flippo, Kirk Adler and Malamud, Guy and Handy, T. A. and Prisbrey, Shon and Krauland, Christine M. and Klein, Sallee R. and Harding, E. C. and Wallace, R. and Grosskopf, M. J. and Marion, D. C. and Kalantar, Dan and Giraldez, E. and Drake, R. Paul},
abstractNote = {Here, energy-transport effects can alter the structure that develops as a supernova evolves into a supernova remnant. The Rayleigh–Taylor instability is thought to produce structure at the interface between the stellar ejecta and the circumstellar matter, based on simple models and hydrodynamic simulations. Here we report experimental results from the National Ignition Facility to explore how large energy fluxes, which are present in supernovae, affect this structure. We observed a reduction in Rayleigh–Taylor growth. In analyzing the comparison with supernova SN1993J, a Type II supernova, we found that the energy fluxes produced by heat conduction appear to be larger than the radiative energy fluxes, and large enough to have dramatic consequences. No reported astrophysical simulations have included radiation and heat conduction self-consistently in modeling supernova remnants and these dynamics should be noted in the understanding of young supernova remnants.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-018-03548-7},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Thu Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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