Dynamics of neutrino-driven winds: inclusion of accurate weak interaction rates in strong magnetic fields

Дата и время публикации : 2012-10-12T08:34:47Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Men-Quan Liu
Zhong-Xiang Wang

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Коментарии к cтатье: 8 pages, 3 figures, accepted for publication in RAA
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: Solving Newtonian steady-state wind equations with accurate weak interaction rates and magnetic fields (MFs) of young neutron stars considered, we study the dynamics and nucleosynthesis of neutrino-driven winds (NDWs) from proto neutron stars (PNSs). For a typical 1.4 M$_{odot}$ PNS model, we find the nucleosynthesis products are closely related to the luminosity of neutrinos and anti-neutrinos. The lower the luminosity is, the larger effect to the NDWs caused by weak interactions and MFs is. At a high anti-neutrino luminosity of typically $8times 10^{51}$ erg s$^{-1}$, neutrinos and anti-neutrinos dominate the processes in a NDW and the MFs hardly change the wind’s properties. While at a low anti-neutrino luminosity of $10^{51}$ erg s$^{-1}$ at the late stage of a NDW, the mass of product and nucleosynthesis are changed significantly in the strong MFs, they are less important than those in the early stage when the anti-neutrino luminosity is high. Therefore for the most models considered for the NDWs from PNSs, based on our calculations the influences of MFs and the net weak interactions on the nucleosynthesis is not significant.

Category: Physics