Stability of a Spherical Accretion Shock with Nuclear Dissociation


We examine the stability of a standing shock wave within a spherical accretion flow onto a gravitating star, in the context of core-collapse supernova explosions. Our focus is on the effect of nuclear dissociation below the shock on the linear growth, and non-linear saturation, of non-radial oscillations of the shocked fluid. We combine two-dimensional… (More)


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