On the minimum mass of neutron stars

  title={On the minimum mass of neutron stars},
  author={Yudai Suwa and Takashi Yoshida and Masaru Shibata and Hideyuki Umeda and Koh Takahashi},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We investigate remnant neutron star masses (in particular, the minimum allowed mass) by performing advanced stellar evolution calculations and neutrino-radiation hydrodynamics simulations for core-collapse supernova explosions. We find that, based on standard astrophysical scenarios, low-mass carbon-oxygen cores can have sufficiently massive iron cores that eventually collapse, explode as supernovae, and give rise to remnant neutron stars that have a minimum mass of 1.17 M$_\odot… Expand

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