Spiral instability can drive thermonuclear explosions in binary white dwarf mergers

Article, Preprint English OPEN
kashyap, Rahul; Fisher, Robert T.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; Ji, Suoqing; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo;
(2015)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1088/2041-8205/800/1/L7
  • Subject: Supernoves | DISKS | White dwarf stars | PROGENITORS | Estels nans | REMNANTS | END | general [supernovae] | Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | COLLISIONS | ECCENTRIC GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITIES | hydrodynamics | IA SUPERNOVAE | DETONATIONS | EVOLUTION | SIMULATIONS | white dwarfs | :Física::Astronomia i astrofísica [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC] | Supernovae | Hydrodyanamics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Thermonuclear, or Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), originate from the explosion of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs, and serve as standardizable cosmological candles. However, despite their importance, the nature of the progenitor systems that give rise to SNe Ia has not been hit... View more