Explosion Models for Thermonuclear Supernovae Resulting from Different Ignition Conditions

  • Eduardo Bravo
  • Domingo García-Senz
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 99)


We have explored in three dimensions the fate of a white dwarf of mass of 1.38 M as a function of different initial locations of carbon ignition, with the aid of a SPH code. The calculated models cover a variety of possibilities ranging from the simultaneous ignition of the central volume of the star to the off-center ignition in multiple scattered spots. In the former case, the possibility of a transition to a detonation when the mean density of the nuclear flame decreases to ρ ≃ 2 × 107 g cm−3 and its consequences are discussed. In the last case, the dependence of the results as a function of the number of initial igniting spots and the chance of some of these models to evolve to the pulsating delayed detonation scenario are also outlined.


Blast Wave White Dwarf Ignition Condition Detonation Transition Chandrasekhar Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Bravo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Domingo García-Senz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departament de Física i Enginyeria NuclearUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Institut d#x2019;Estudis Espacials de CatalunyaSpain

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