Helium double-detonation explosions for the progenitors of type Ia supernovae

@article{Wang2013HeliumDE,
  title={Helium double-detonation explosions for the progenitors of type Ia supernovae},
  author={B. Wang and S. Justham and Z. Han},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={442-442}
}
  • B. Wang, S. Justham, Z. Han
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
  • It has recently been proposed that one sub-class of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is sufficiently both distinct and common to be classified separately from the bulk of SNe Ia, with a suggested class name of "type Iax supernovae" (SNe Iax), after SN 2002cx. We show that the population properties of this class can be understood if the events originate from helium double-detonation sub-Chandrasekhar mass explosions, in which a carbon--oxygen white dwarf (CO WD) accumulates a helium layer from a non… CONTINUE READING
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