Is there a hidden hole in Type Ia supernova remnants?

Дата и время публикации : 2011-10-19T12:54:06Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Domingo García-Senz
Carles Badenes
Nuria Serichol

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Ссылка на журнал-издание не найдена
Коментарии к cтатье: 48 pages, 17 figures; Accepted for publication in ApJ
Первичная категория: astro-ph.SR

Все категории : astro-ph.SR

Краткий обзор статьи: In this paper we report on the bulk features of the hole carved by the companion star in the material ejected during a Type Ia supernova explosion. In particular we are interested in the long term evolution of the hole as well as in its fingerprint in the geometry of the supernova remnant after several centuries of evolution, which is a hot topic in current Type Iasupernovae studies. We use an axisymmetric smoothed particle hydrodynamics code to characterize the geometric properties of the supernova remnant resulting from the interaction of this ejected material with the ambient medium. Our aim is to use supernova remnant observations to constrain the single degenerate scenario for Type Ia supernova progenitors. Our simulations show that the hole will remain open during centuries, although its partial or total closure at later times due to hydrodynamic instabilities is not excluded. Close to the edge of the hole, the Rayleigh-Taylor instability grows faster, leading to plumes that approach the edge of the forward shock. We also discuss other geometrical properties of the simulations, like the evolution of the contact discontinuity.

Category: Physics