Explosion Mechanisms of Core-Collapse Supernovae

  title={Explosion Mechanisms of Core-Collapse Supernovae},
  author={H. Janka},
  journal={Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science},
  • H. Janka
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Supernova theory, numerical and analytic, has made remarkable progress in the past decade. This progress was made possible by more sophisticated simulation tools, especially for neutrino transport, improved microphysics, and deeper insights into the role of hydrodynamic instabilities. Violent, large-scale nonradial mass motions are generic in supernova cores. The neutrino-heating mechanism, aided by nonradial flows, drives explosions, albeit low-energy ones, of O-Ne-Mg-core and some Fe-core… Expand

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