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dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Berro Montilla, Enrique
dc.contributor.authorTorres Gil, Santiago
dc.contributor.authorCamacho Díaz, Judit
dc.contributor.authorSoker, Noam
dc.contributor.authorKashi, Amit
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física Aplicada
dc.identifier.citationGarcia-berro, E. [et al.]. Explaining the Type Ia supernova PTF 11kx with a violent prompt merger scenario. "Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society", Maig 2013, vol. 431, núm. 2, p. 1541-1546.
dc.description.abstractWe argue that the multiple shells of circumstellar material (CSM) and the supernovae (SNe) ejecta interaction with the CSM starting 59 d after the explosion of the Type Ia SN PTF 11kx are best described by a violent prompt merger. In this prompt merger scenario, the common envelope (CE) phase is terminated by a merger of a white dwarf (WD) companion with the hot core of a massive asymptotic giant branch star. In most cases, the WD is disrupted and accreted on to the more massive core. However, in the rare cases, where the merger takes place when the WD is denser than the core, the core will be disrupted and accreted on to the cooler WD. In such cases, the explosion might occur with no appreciable delay, i.e. months to years after the termination of the CE phase. This, we propose, might be the evolutionary route that could lead to the explosion of PTF 11kx. This scenario can account for the very massive CSM within similar to 1000 au of the exploding PTF 11kx star, for the presence of hydrogen, and for the presence of shells in the CSM.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física
dc.subject.lcshSupernova remnants
dc.subject.lcshsupernovae: general
dc.subject.othersupernovae: general
dc.subject.othersupernovae: individual: PTF 11kx
dc.titleExplaining the Type Ia supernova PTF 11kx with a violent prompt merger scenario
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GAA - Grup d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGarcia-berro, E.; Torres, S.; Camacho, J.; Soker, N.; Kashi, A.
local.citation.publicationNameMonthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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