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  • A white dwarf merger as progenitor of the anomalous X-Ray pulsar 4U 0142+61? 

    Rueda, Jorge A.; Boshkayev, K.; Izzo, L.; Ruffini, R.; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo; Kuelebi, B.; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique (2013-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    It has been recently proposed that massive, fast-rotating, highly magnetized white dwarfs could describe the observational properties of some of soft gamma-ray repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs). Moreover, it has ...
  • Detonations in white dwarf dynamical interactions 

    Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo; José Pont, Jordi; Isern Vilaboy, Jordi (2013)
    Article
    Open Access
    n old, dense stellar systems collisions of white dwarfs are a rather frequent phenomenon. Here we present the results of a comprehensive set of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulations of close encounters of white ...
  • Double degenerate mergers as progenitors of high-field magnetic white dwarfs 

    García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; Torres Gil, Santiago; Camacho Díaz, Judit; Althaus, Leandro Gabriel; Córsico, Alejando Hugo; Kulebi, Baybar; Isern Vilaboy, Jordi (2011-04-10)
    Article
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    High-field magnetic white dwarfs have been long suspected to be the result of stellar mergers. However, the nature of the coalescing stars and the precise mech anism that produces the magnetic field are still unknown. ...
  • Enfoca la física : una revisió amb història 

    Álvarez Lacalle, Enrique; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Iniciativa Digital Politècnica, 2013)
    Book
    Open Access
    Quan tot just ens acaben d'explicar una cosa, aquesta no acaba de tenir gaire sentit. No s'acaba d'enfocar. I, molt sovint, la falta d'enfocament dura anys. Aquest llibre voldria ajudar a tothom a recol·locar i entendre ...
  • On the origin of high-field magnetic white dwarfs 

    García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Torres Gil, Santiago; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; Camacho Díaz, Judit; Kulebi, Baybar; Isern Vilaboy, Jordi; Althaus, Leandro Gabriel; Corsico, Alejandro H. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2013-01-01)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Every two years, white dwarf researchers and enthusiasts meet to exchange their knowledge and discuss recent developments in white dwarf theory and observations. These proceedings are from the 18th European White Dwarf ...
  • Smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations of the core-degenerate scenario for Type Ia supernovae 

    Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo; Soker, Noam; Kashi, Amit (2015-07-01)
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    The core-degenerate scenario for Type Ia supernovae involves the merger of the hot core of an asymptotic giant branch star and a white dwarf, and might contribute a non-negligible fraction of all thermonuclear supernovae. ...
  • Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulations of white dwarf close encounters in dense stellar systems 

    Aznar Siguan, Gabriela (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-09-22)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    English: In old dense stellar systems collisions of white dwarfs are a rather frequent phenomenon. Here we present the results of several Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulations of close encounters of white dwarfs to ...
  • Spiral instability can drive thermonuclear explosions in binary white dwarf mergers 

    kashyap, Rahul; Fisher, Robert T.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela; Ji, Suoqing; Lorén Aguilar, Pablo (2015-02-10)
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    Thermonuclear, or Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), originate from the explosion of carbon-oxygen white dwarfs, and serve as standardizable cosmological candles. However, despite their importance, the nature of the progenitor ...
  • The response of a helium white dwarf to an exploding Type Ia supernova 

    Papish, Oded; Soker, Noam; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Aznar Siguan, Gabriela (2015-05-01)
    Article
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    We conduct numerical simulations of the interacting ejecta from an exploding CO white dwarf (WD) with a He WD donor in the double-detonation scenario for Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), and study the possibility of exploding ...
  • White dwarf dynamical interactions 

    Aznar Siguan, Gabriela (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-04-30)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Merging white dwarfs is a promising channel to trigger Type Ia supernovae, known as the double degenerate scenario. Supernovae are stellar explosions that radiate as much energy as any ordinary star is expected to emit ...