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Impacts of Nuclear Reaction Rate Uncertainties on Sub-Chandrasekhar-Mass White Dwarf Detonations

@inproceedings{Fitzpatrick2021ImpactsON,
  title={Impacts of Nuclear Reaction Rate Uncertainties on Sub-Chandrasekhar-Mass White Dwarf Detonations},
  author={T. Fitzpatrick and Ken J. Shen},
  year={2021}
}
The precise nature of Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) progenitors remains a mystery, but the detonation of a sub-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf (WD) has become a promising candidate. There is a growing body of work suggesting that the carbon core detonation of a sub-Chandrasekhar-mass WD can be triggered by the detonation of a helium shell accreted from a companion WD, through either inward shock convergence near the center or direct edge-lit detonation. This “double-detonation” SN Ia can be… 

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