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Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy.
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2015 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 813, no 1, 43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A joint analysis is done of the radio and X-ray observations of SN 1993J. It is argued that neither synchrotron cooling behind the forward shock nor thermal cooling behind the reverse shock is supported by observations. In order for adiabatic models to be consistent, a reinterpretation of the radius of the spatially resolved very long baseline interferometry-source (VLBI) is needed during the first few hundred days. Instead of reflecting the position of the forward shock, it is then associated with the expansion of the Rayleigh-Taylor unstable region emanating from the contact discontinuity. Although observations imply a constant ratio between the energy densities in magnetic fields and relativistic electrons, they do not appear to scale individually with the thermal energy density behind the forward shock; rather, in adiabatic models, the evolution of the magnetic field strength is best understood as scaling inversely with the supernova radius.

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2015. Vol. 813, no 1, 43
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radiation mechanisms: non-thermal, stars: mass-loss, supernovae: general, supernovae: individual (SN 1993J)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124796DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/813/1/43ISI: 000365284100043OAI: diva2:890730
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-01-04Bibliographically approved

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