The Response of Model and Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flames to Curvature and Stretch

  title={The Response of Model and Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flames to Curvature and Stretch},
  author={Lewis Jonathan Dursi and Michael Zingale and A. C.Calder and Bruce Fryxell and Francis X. Timmes and Natalia Vladimirova and Robert Rosner and Alejandro C{\'a}ceres and Donald Q. Lamb and Kent Olson and Paul M. Ricker and Kevin J. Riley and Andrew F. Siegel and James W. Truran},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Critically understanding the standard candle-like behavior of Type Ia supernovae requires understanding their explosion mechanism. One family of models for Type Ia supernovae begins with a deflagration in a carbon-oxygen white dwarf that greatly accelerates through wrinkling and flame instabilities. While the planar speed and behavior of astrophysically relevant flames is increasingly well understood, more complex behavior, such as the flame's response to stretch and curvature, has not been… 
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  • E. Hicks
  • Physics
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2019
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