PERTURBATIONS OF SNe Ia LIGHT CURVES, COLORS, AND SPECTRAL FEATURES BY CIRCUMSTELLAR DUST
2011 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 735, no 1, 20- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It has been suggested that multiple scattering on circumstellar dust could explain the non-standard reddening observed in the line of sight to Type Ia supernovae. In this work, we use Monte Carlo simulations to examine how the scattered light would affect the shape of optical light curves and spectral features. We find that the effects on the light curve widths, apparent time evolution of color excess, and blending of spectral features originating at different photospheric velocities should allow for tests of the circumstellar dust hypothesis on a case by case basis. Our simulations also show that for circumstellar shells with radii r = 10(16)-10(19) cm, the light curve modifications are well described by the empirical Delta m(15) parameter and intrinsic color variations of order sigma(BV) = 0.05-0.1 arise naturally. For large shell radii an excess light curve tail is expected in B-band, as observed in, e.g., SN2006X.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 735, no 1, 20- p.
dust, extinction, distance scale, supernovae: general, supernovae: individual (SN2006X)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66976DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/735/1/20ISI: 000291788300020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-66976DiVA: diva2:470168
authorCount :22011-12-282011-12-222011-12-28Bibliographically approved