Pulsational Pair-Instability Supernovae

@article{Woosley2016PulsationalPS,
  title={Pulsational Pair-Instability Supernovae},
  author={S. E. Woosley},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2016}
}
  • S. Woosley
  • Published 31 August 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
The final evolution of stars in the mass range 70 - 140 solar masses is explored. Depending upon their mass loss history and rotation rates, these stars will end their lives as pulsational pair-instability supernovae producing a great variety of observational transients with total durations ranging from weeks to millennia and luminosities from 10$^{41}$ to over 10$^{44}$ erg s$^{-1}$. No non-rotating model radiates more than $5 \times 10^{50}$ erg of light or has a kinetic energy exceeding $5… Expand
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