Determining the main-sequence mass of Type II supernova progenitors

  title={Determining the main-sequence mass of Type II supernova progenitors},
  author={Luc Dessart and Eli Livne and Roni Waldman},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present radiation–hydrodynamic simulations of core-collapse supernova (SN) explosions, artificially generated by driving a piston at the base of the envelope of a rotating or non-rotating red-supergiant progenitor star. We search for trends in ejecta kinematics in the resulting Type IIPlateau (II-P) SN, exploring dependencies with explosion energy and pre-SN stellar-evolution model. We recover the trivial result that larger explosion energies yield larger ejecta velocities in a given… Expand
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