Compact Remnant Mass Function: Dependence on the Explosion Mechanism and Metallicity

@article{Fryer2011CompactRM,
  title={Compact Remnant Mass Function: Dependence on the Explosion Mechanism and Metallicity},
  author={Christopher L. Fryer and Krzysztof Belczynski and Grzegorz Wiktorowicz and Michał Dominik and Vassiliki Kalogera and Daniel E. Holz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={749},
  pages={91}
}
The mass distribution of neutron stars and stellar-mass black holes provides vital clues into the nature of stellar core collapse and the physical engine responsible for supernova explosions. A number of supernova engines have been proposed: neutrino- or oscillation-driven explosions enhanced by early (developing in 10-50 ms) and late-time (developing in 200 ms) convection as well as magnetic field engines (in black hole accretion disks or neutron stars). Using our current understanding of… 
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