Numerical simulations of magnetorotational supernovae

Hidetomo Sawai, Kei Kotake, Shoichi Yamada

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    We carry out series of numerical simulations on the magnetorotational supernovae in order to study about recoil of so-called "magnetars", highly magnetized slowly rotating neutron stars. We assume that the core initially rotates rapidly and is strongly magnetized. Presumed initial magnetic fields have dipole-like configurations somewhat offset from the center of the cores. As a result, equatorially asymmetric supernova explosions are produced and recoil velocities of ∼500-1000kms-1 are obtained which suggest that magnetars possibly have large recoil velocities as ordinary pulsars.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters - Aspen, CO
    Duration: 2007 Feb 192007 Feb 23


    OtherSUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
    CityAspen, CO



    • Magnetars
    • MHD
    • Numerical simulations
    • Proper motions
    • Supernovae

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Sawai, H., Kotake, K., & Yamada, S. (2007). Numerical simulations of magnetorotational supernovae. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 937, pp. 280-283)