On the nature and detectability of Type Ib/c supernova progenitors

@article{Yoon2012OnTN,
  title={On the nature and detectability of Type Ib/c supernova progenitors},
  author={S.-C. Yoon and G. Graefener and J. Vink and A. Kozyreva and R. Izzard},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={544}
}
Context. The progenitors of many Type II supernovae have been observationally identified but the search for Type Ibc supernova (SN Ibc) progenitors has thus far been unsuccessful, despite the expectation that they are luminous Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars. Aims. We investigate how the evolution of massive helium stars affects their visual appearances, and discuss the implications for the detectability of SN Ibc progenitors. Methods. Evolutionary models of massive helium stars are analysed and their… Expand

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