Pair-Instability Supernovae, Gravity Waves, and Gamma-Ray Transients

@article{Fryer2001PairInstabilitySG,
  title={Pair-Instability Supernovae, Gravity Waves, and Gamma-Ray Transients},
  author={Chris L. Fryer and S. E. Woosley and Alexander Heger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={550},
  pages={372 - 382}
}
Growing evidence suggests that the first generation of stars may have been quite massive (~100-300 M☉). If they retain their high mass until death, such stars will, after about 3 Myr, make pair-instability supernovae. Models for these explosions have been discussed in the literature for four decades, but very few included the effects of rotation and none employed a realistic model for neutrino trapping and transport. Both turn out to be very important, especially for those stars whose cores… 

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