Mass Limits For Black Hole Formation

  title={Mass Limits For Black Hole Formation},
  author={Chris L. Fryer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={413 - 418}
  • Chris L. Fryer
  • Published 23 February 1999
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
We present a series of two-dimensional core-collapse supernova simulations for a range of progenitor masses and different input physics. These models predict a range of supernova energies and compact remnant masses. In particular, we study two mechanisms for black hole formation: prompt collapse and delayed collapse owing to fallback. For massive progenitors (greater than 20 M☉), after a hydrodynamic time for the helium core (a few minutes to a few hours), fallback drives the compact object… 

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