Gamma-rays originating from radioactive decays of 56Ni and 56Co and hard X-rays due to Compton degradation of γ-rays have been predicted to emerge when the supernova becomes sufficiently thin. The X-ray detections by Ginga (Dotani et al. 1988) and Kvant (Sunyaev et al. 1988) and more recent report of γ-ray detections by SMM (Matz et al. 1988) were much earlier than the theoretical predictions. (See Itoh et al. 1987 and references therein.)
These observations would give important constraints on the distribution of the heavy elements and 56Co in the ejecta. We adopted the hydrodynamical model 11E1Y6 (Nomoto et al. 1988) and carried out Monte Carlo simulation for photon transfer. A step-like distribution of 56Co was assumed where the mass fraction of 56Co in the layers at Mr ≤ 4.6 M ⊙, 4.6 − 6 M ⊙, 6 − 8 M ⊙, and 8 − 10 M ⊙ are X Co = 0.0128, 0.0035, 0.0021, and 0.0011, respectively. Other heavy elements were distributed with mass fractions in proportion to 56Co.