Initial shock waves for explosive nucleosynthesis in type II supernova

Shigehiro Nagataki, Masa aki Hashimoto, Shoichi Yamada

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We have performed 1-dimensional calculations for explosive nucleosynthesis in collapse-driven supernova and investigated its sensitivity to the initial form of the shock wave. We have found the tendency that the peak temperature becomes higher around the mass cut if the input energy is injected more in the form of kinetic energy rather than internal energy. Then, the mass cut becomes larger, and, as a result, neutron-rich matter is less included in the ejecta; this is favorable for producing the observational data compared with a previous model. Our results imply that the standard method to treat various processes for stellar evolution, such as convection and electron capture during the silicon burning stage, is still compatible with the calculation of explosive nucleosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
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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