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The single degenerate channel for the progenitors of Type Ia supernovae

  • Xiangcun Meng (a1) (a2), Xuefei Chen (a1) and Zhanwen Han (a1)

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We have carried out a detailed study of the single-degenerate channel for the progenitors of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia). In the model, a carbon-oxygen white dwarf (CO WD) accretes hydrogen-rich material from an unevolved or a slightly evolved non-degenerate companion to increase its mass to Chandrasekhar mass limit. Incorporating the prescription of Hachisu et al. (1999a) for the accretion efficiency into Eggleton's stellar evolution code and assuming that the prescription is valid for all metallicities, we performed binary stellar evolution calculations for more than 25,000 close WD binary systems with various metallicities. The initial parameter spaces for SNe Ia are presented in an orbital period-secondary mass (log Pi, M2i) plane for each Z.

Adopting the results above, we studied the birth rate of SNe Ia for various Z via binary population synthesis. From the study, we see that for a high Z, SNe Ia occur systemically earlier and the peak value of the birth rate is larger if a single starburst is assumed. The Galactic birth rate from the channel is lower than (but comparable to) that inferred from observations.

We also showed the distributions of the parameters of the binary systems at the moment of supernova explosion and the distributions of the properties of companions after supernova explosion. The former provides physics input to simulate the interaction between supernova ejecta and its companion, and the latter is helpful for searching the companions in supernova remnants.

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  • Xiangcun Meng (a1) (a2), Xuefei Chen (a1) and Zhanwen Han (a1)

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