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Type Ia Progenitor Hunt in Ancient Remains

Kerzendorf, Wolfgang

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There is broad agreement that the stars which explode as Type Ia supernovae are white dwarfs. They have accreted material in a binary system until they are near the Chandrasekhar mass and detonate/deflagrate. The two main scenarios for this accretion process are merging with a companion white dwarf (double degenerate scenario), or accretion from a main-sequence to red giant donor (single degenerate scenario). The donor star survives post-explosion and would provide substantial evidence for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22776
Source: Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions
DOI: 10.1017/S174392131201530X

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