Using Double-peaked Supernova Light Curves to Study Extended Material

  title={Using Double-peaked Supernova Light Curves to Study Extended Material},
  author={A. Piro},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • A. Piro
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Extended material at large radii surrounding a supernova can result in a double-peaked light curve. This occurs when the material is sufficiently massive that the supernova shock continues to propagate into it and sufficiently extended that it produces a bright first peak. Such material can be the leftover, low-mass envelope of a star that has been highly stripped, the mass associated with a wind, or perhaps mass surrounding the progenitor due to some type of pre-explosion activity. I summarize… Expand

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