The Supernova Channel of Super-AGB Stars

@article{Poelarends2008TheSC,
  title={The Supernova Channel of Super-AGB Stars},
  author={Arend J. T. Poelarends and Falk Herwig and Norbert Langer and Alexander Heger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={675},
  pages={614 - 625}
}
We study the late evolution of solar metallicity stars in the transition region between white dwarf formation and core collapse. This includes the super-asymptotic giant branch (super-AGB, SAGB) stars, which ignite carbon burning and form an oxygen-neon (ONe) core. SAGB star cores may grow to the Chandrasekhar mass because of continued H- and He-shell burning, ending as core-collapse supernovae. From stellar evolution models we find that the initial mass range for SAGB evolution is 7.5–9.25 M… 

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