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The initial–final mass relationship of white dwarfs revisited: effect on the luminosity function and mass distribution
The initial-final mass relationship connects the mass of a white dwarf with the mass of its progenitor in the main-sequence. Although this function is of fundamental importance to several fields inExpand
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The Cooling of CO White Dwarfs: Influence of the Internal Chemical Distribution
White dwarfs are the remnants of stars of low and intermediate masses on the main sequence. Since they have exhausted all of their nuclear fuel, their evolution is just a gravothermal process. TheExpand
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Cobalt-56 γ-ray emission lines from the type Ia supernova 2014J
A type Ia supernova is thought to be a thermonuclear explosion of either a single carbon–oxygen white dwarf or a pair of merging white dwarfs. The explosion fuses a large amount of radioactive 56NiExpand
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The age and colors of massive white dwarf stars
We present evolutionary calculations and colors for massive white dwarfs with oxygen-neon cores for masses between 1.06 and 1.28 Mo. The evolutionary stages computed cover the luminosity range fromExpand
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Evolutionary and pulsational properties of white dwarf stars
White dwarf stars are the final evolutionary stage of the vast majority of stars, including our Sun. Since the coolest white dwarfs are very old objects, the present population of white dwarfsExpand
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The Ages of Very Cool Hydrogen-rich White Dwarfs
The evolution of white dwarfs is essentially a cooling process that depends primarily on the energy stored in their degenerate cores and on the transparency of their envelopes. In this paper weExpand
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Conceptual design of the International Axion Observatory (IAXO)
The International Axion Observatory (IAXO) will be a forth generation axion helioscope. As its primary physics goal, IAXO will look for axions or axion-like particles (ALPs) originating in the SunExpand
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A large stellar evolution database for population synthesis studies: VI. White dwarf cooling sequences
We present a new set of cooling models and isochrones for both H- and He-atmosphere white dwarfs (WDs), incorporating accurate boundary conditions from detailed model atmosphere calculations, andExpand
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The 85Kr s-Process Branching and the Mass of Carbon Stars
We present new spectroscopic observations for a sample of C(N)-type red giants. These objects belong to the class of asymptotic giant branch stars, experiencing thermal instabilities in theExpand
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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulations of merging white dwarfs
We present the results of three-dimensional Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) calculations of the process of coalescence of white dwarfs. We follow in detail the initial phase of the merging forExpand
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