Lopsided explosion models for type la supernovae

S. A. Sim, M. Kromer, W. Hillebrandt, F. K. Röpke

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In recent years, considerable progress has been made in the hydrodynamical modelling of possible Type la supernovae scenarios and fully three-dimensional explosion simulations can now be carried out, as required for a realistic treatment of turbulent combustion. Some multi-dimensional explosion models predict significant departures from sphericity - one such class of model is that in which ignition takes place off-centre, leading to a lop-sided distribution of the products of nuclear burning. We discuss such a model and present our recent results from multi-dimensional radiative transfer calculations for light curves. We show that viewing-angle effects are significant in such explosions and that they may have a role to play in explaining some unusually bright events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProbing Stellar Populations Out To The Distant Universe - Cefalu 2008 - Proceedings of the International Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Probing Stellar Populations Out To The Distant Universe, Cefalu 2008 - Sicily, Cefalu, Italy
Duration: 07 Sep 200819 Sep 2008


ConferenceInternational Conference on Probing Stellar Populations Out To The Distant Universe, Cefalu 2008


  • Radiative transfer
  • Supernovae: general

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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