Dispersion of inferred SNe Ia/SNe II ratios for current models of supernova nucleosynthesis

Shigehiro Nagataki, Masa Aki Hashimoto, Katsuhiko Sato

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We have estimated the dispersion of the inferred relative frequencies of Type-Ia and Type-II supernovae (NIa/NII) in our Galaxy by fitting the numerical results of supernova nucleosynthesis to the solar-system abundances. The ratio NIa/NII is estimated to be 0.056-0.14, which is consistent with the observation, if the model of Woosley and Weaver (1995, AAA 64.065.030 WW95) is adopted for Type-II supernovae (SNe II). On the other hand, the upper limit of NIa/NII becomes too large for the model of Hashimoto (1995, AAA 64.065.034 Ha95). However, Ha95 can fit the solar values better than WW95 as far as the abundant nuclei are concerned. These results mean that Ha95 can reproduce the main nuclei of the solar-system well and that WW95 can reproduce the solar values over a wide mass-number range. We also note that NIa/NII tends to become smaller if the delayed detonation model is adopted for Type-Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). The dispersion of NIa/NII obtained in the present investigation is larger than that concluded by Tsujimoto et al. (1995, AAA 64.125.075), which will have an influence on the estimate of the average life time of SNe Ia's progenitors and/or the star-formation rate history in our galaxy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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