Constraining the physical properties of Type II-Plateau supernovae using nebular phase spectra
2012 (English)In: Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN 0035-8711, E-ISSN 1365-2966, Vol. 420, no 4, 3451-3468 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a study of the nebular phase spectra of a sample of Type II-Plateau supernovae with identified progenitors or restrictive limits. The evolution of line fluxes, shapes and velocities is compared within the sample, and interpreted by the use of a spectral synthesis code. The small diversity within the data set can be explained by strong mixing occurring during the explosion, and by recognizing that most lines have significant contributions from primordial metals in the H envelope, which dominates the total ejecta mass in these types of objects. In particular, when using the [O i] 6300, 6364 angstrom doublet for estimating the core mass of the star, care has to be taken to account for emission from primordial O in the envelope. Finally, a correlation between the Ha line width and the mass of 56Ni is presented, suggesting that higher energy explosions are associated with higher 56Ni production.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 420, no 4, 3451-3468 p.
line: formation, line: profiles, radiative transfer, supernovae: general
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-76285DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.20276.xISI: 000300935100054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-76285DiVA: diva2:526834