Stellar Collapse

Stellar Collapse

by Chris L. Fryer (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048165674
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library , #302
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication. List of Figures. List of Tables. Contributing Authors. Preface. Foreword. 1. The Light Problem. 2. How I View the Present Problem. 3. Justification of this View. Acknowledgements. I: Core-Collapse Supernovae. Introduction; C.L. Fryer. 1: Massive Star Evolution; P.A. Young, D. Arnett. 1. Introduction. 2. Useful Concepts. 3. Formation and IMF. 4. Hydrogen Burning. 5. He Burning. 6. LBVs and Wolf-Rayets. 7. C and Ne Burning. 8. O and Si Burning. 9. Pop III Stars. 10. Supermassive Stars and Pair Instability. 11. Pre-Supernova State. 12. Modelling Issues. 13. Current Work. References. 2: Review on the Observed and Physical Properties of Core Collapse Supernovae; M. Hamuy. 1. Supernovae Classification. 2. The Properties of Core Collapse Supernovae. 3. Summary and Discussion. Acknowledgements. References. 3: Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars; H.-T. Janka, R. Buras, K. Kifonidis, M. Rampp, T. Plewa. 1. Introduction. 2. Observational Facts. 3. Theoretical Possibilities. 4. Do Neutrino-Driven Explosions Work? 5. A New Generation of Multi-Dimesional Supernova Simulations. 6. Conclusions and Outlook. Acknowledgements. References. 4: Neutrino Transport in Core Collapse Supernovae; A. Mezzacappa, M. Liebendörfer, C.Y. Cardall, O.E. Bronson Messer, S.W. Bruenn. 1. The Core Collapse Paradigm and the Role of Neutrino Transport. 2. Neutrino TransportPreliminaries. 3. A Brief History. 4. Neutrino Radiation Hydrodynamics Equations. 5. Finite Differencing of the Neutrino Transport Equations. 6. The General Case. 7. Neutrino Mass and Mixing. 8. Conclusion. Acknowledgements. References. 5: Neutrino-Matter Interaction Rates in Supernovae; A. Burrows, T.A. Thompson. 1. Introduction. 2. Stimulated Absorption. 3. Neutrino Cross Sections. 4. Inelastic Neutrino Scattering. 5. Dynamic Structure Factors for Neutrino-Nucleon Interactions. 6. e+e- Annihilation. 7. vivi Annihilation. 8. Nucleon-Nucleon Bremsstrahlung. 9. Conclusion. Acknowledgements. References. 6: Protoneutron Star Winds; T.A. Thompson. 1. Introduction. 2. Hydrodynamics. 3. Particulars of Protoneutron Star Winds. 4. Results: Spherical Models. 5. Magnetic Protoneutron Star Winds. 6. Summary, Conclusions and Implications. Acknowledgements. References. II: Asymmetries in Collapse, Beyond the Basic Supernova Mechanism. Introduction; C.L. Fryer. 7: Radioactive Decay in Core Collapse Supernovae; A.L. Hungerford. 1. Supernova 1987A. 2. Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant. 3. 3D γ-Ray Simulations. 4. Conclusions. References. 8: Asymmetric Supernova Explosions; P. Höflich, L. Wang, A. Khokhlov. 1. Introduction. 2. Models for Collapse Supernovae. 3.

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