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  • Print publication year: 1996
  • Online publication date: August 2010

Individual Light Curve Fits of SN Ia and H0

from Observations of Supernovae and the Cosmic Distance Scale


Models for SNIa

In order to study the question whether the appearance of SNIa should be uniform from theoretical point of view, we present light curves (LC) for a broad variety of models using our elaborated LC scheme, including implicit LTE-radiation transport, expansion opacities, MC-γ transport, etc. For more details see Khokhlov (1991), Höflich et al. (1992), Höflich et al. (1993), Khokhlov et al. (1993), and Müller et al. (1993).

We consider a set of 19 SNIa explosion models, which encompass all currently discussed explosion scenarios. The set consists of three deflagration models (DF1, DF1MIX, W7 o), two detonation models (DET1, DET2 *), two delayed detonation models (N21, N32 •), detonations in low density white dwarfs (CO095, CO10, CO11 ⋆), six pulsating delayed detonation models (PDD3, PDD5-9 Δ) and three tamped detonation models (DET2ENV2, DET2ENV4, DET2ENV6 Δ). We also included the widely-used deflagration model W7 of Nomoto et al. (1984)

Different explosion models can be discriminated well by the slopes of the LCs and changes of spectral features (e.g. line shifts ⇒ expansion velocities). The differences can be understood in terms of the expansion rate of the ejecta, the total energy release, the distribution of the radioactive matter, and the total mass and density structure of the envelope.