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Thermonuclear Supernovae : NATO Science Series C - Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente

Thermonuclear Supernovae

NATO Science Series C

By: Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente (Editor), R. Canal (Editor), J. Isern (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1996
ISBN: 9780792343592
Number Of Pages: 890

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All theoretical and observational topics relevant to the understanding of the thermonuclear (Type Ia) supernova phenomenon are thoroughly and consistently reviewed by a panel including the foremost experts in the field. The book covers all aspects, ranging from the observations of SNe Ia at all stages and all wavelengths to the 2D and 3D modelling of thermonuclear flames in very dense plasmas. Scenarios for close binary evolution leading to SNe Ia are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the homogeneity vs. diversity of SNe Ia and on their use as standard candles to measure cosmological parameters. The book reflects the recent and very significant progress made in both the modelling of the explosions and in the observational field.

List of Participants
Type Ia supernovae: observational overviewp. 1
Supernova theory: an overviewp. 33
Infrared and optical spectroscopy of Type Ia supernovaep. 53
Modeling the light curves of Type Ia supernovaep. 65
The rate of supernovae: biases and uncertaintiesp. 77
Statistical studies of supernovaep. 87
Correlation of SN positions with spiral armsp. 103
Scenarios for Type Ia supernovaep. 111
The double degenerate population in the solar neighborhoodp. 127
Luminous supersoft X-ray sources as Type Ia progenitorsp. 147
Pre-explosion evolution of sub-Chandrasekhar Type Ia supernovaep. 167
A phenomenological approach to the formation of massive CO white dwarfsp. 177
The merging of white dwarfsp. 187
SNe Ia: on the binary progenitors and expected statisticsp. 205
The elusive close binary white dwarfsp. 231
Radio emission from Type Ia supernovae: a test of symbiotic star progenitor systems. The case of SN 1986Gp. 239
An observational limit on circumstellar H[alpha] from Supernovae SN 1994Dp. 249
The paths to white dwarf explosion/collapsep. 257
Low mass SN Ia and the late light curvep. 273
The final evolution of 8-10 M[actual symbol not reproducible] starsp. 303
Type Ia supernovae: flame physics and modelsp. 313
Turbulence and thermonuclear burningp. 337
Type Ia supernovae: nucleosynthesis and constraints on progenitorsp. 349
Flame instabilities and models of white dwarf burningp. 379
SPH simulations of thermonuclear supernovaep. 389
Thermonuclear supernova modelsp. 405
Helium and carbon detonations in sub-Chandrasekhar white dwarfsp. 425
Microscopic and macroscopic modeling of thermonuclear burning frontsp. 441
Three-dimensional simulations of core ignition in sub-Chandrasekhar mass modelsp. 457
Three-dimensional combustion in Type Ia supernovaep. 475
Nucleosynthesis in SNe Ia and their impact on galactic evolutionp. 485
Gamma-rays and X-rays from Type Ia supernovaep. 515
INTEGRAL and the Type Ia supernovaep. 541
ASCA observation of supernova remnantsp. 561
Radiation transport in Type Ia supernovaep. 571
On the correct treatment of expansion opacity in supernova light curve calculationsp. 589
Time dependence and the opacity of Type Ia supernovaep. 607
NLTE modeling of SNe Ia near maximum lightp. 627
Models of the early-time spectra of SNe Ia using a Monte Carlo codep. 647
Explosion models, light curves, spectra and H[subscript 0]p. 659
The late-time emission of thermonuclear supernovaep. 681
Analysis of the Type Ia supernova SN 1994Dp. 705
The late-time spectrum of SN 1991bgp. 711
Type Ia supernovae as extragalactic distance indicatorsp. 715
Maximum luminosities of Type Ia supernovae from Cepheid distances and the value of H[subscript 0]p. 735
Scheduled discovery of 7+ high-redshift SNe: first cosmology results and bounds on q[subscript 0]p. 749
The high-z SN searchp. 765
Observation of cosmological time dilation using Type Ia supernovae as clocksp. 777
The Type Ia SNe rate at z [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 785
Type I supernova subclassesp. 795
The Ib and Ic supernovae: models and spectrap. 821
Type Ib-Ic-IIb-IIL supernovae: common envelope evolution, instabilities, and circumstellar interactionp. 839
New perspectives on Type Ic supernovaep. 863
Concluding remarks - or - what I did on my coffee breakp. 885
Subject Indexp. 887
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ISBN: 9780792343592
ISBN-10: 079234359X
Series: NATO Science Series C
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 890
Published: 30th November 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.51