Effects of rotation on the revival of a stalled shock in supernova explosions

Tatsuya Yamasaki, Shoichi Yamada

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    In order to infer the effects of rotation on the revival of a stalled shock in supernova explosions, we investigated steady accretion flows with a standing shock. We first confirmed the results of preceding papers that, for a given mass accretion rate, there is a critical luminosity of irradiating neutrinos, above which there exists no steady solution. We can identify the critical luminosity as the one, at which the stalled shock revives. If a collapsing star rotates, the accretion flow is non-spherical due to centrifugal forces. Flows are accelerated near the rotation axis whereas they are decelerated near the equatorial plane. As a result, the critical luminosity is lowered, that is, rotation assists the revival of a stalled shock.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-150
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 22


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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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