Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer

Takashi J. Moriya, Felix Aharonian, Hiroki Akamatsu, Fumie Akimoto, Steven W. Allen, Lorella Angelini, Marc Audard, Hisamitsu Awaki, Magnus Axelsson, Aya Bamba, Marshall W. Bautz, Roger Blandford, Laura W. Brenneman, Gregory V. Brown, Esra Bulbul, Edward M. Cackett, Maria Chernyakova, Meng P. Chiao, Paolo S. Coppi, Elisa CostantiniJelle De Plaa, Cor P. De Vries, Jan Willem Den Herder, Chris Done, Tadayasu Dotani, Ken Ebisawa, Megan E. Eckart, Teruaki Enoto, Yuichiro Ezoe, Andrew C. Fabian, Carlo Ferrigno, Adam R. Foster, Ryuichi Fujimoto, Yasushi Fukazawa, Akihiro Furuzawa, Massimiliano Galeazzi, Luigi C. Gallo, Poshak Gandhi, Margherita Giustini, Andrea Goldwurm, Liyi Gu, Matteo Guainazzi, Yoshito Haba, Kouichi Hagino, Kenji Hamaguchi, Ilana M. Harrus, Isamu Hatsukade, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Takayuki Hayashi, Kiyoshi Hayashida, Junko S. Hiraga, Ann Hornschemeier, Akio Hoshino, John P. Hughes, Yuto Ichinohe, Ryo Iizuka, Hajime Inoue, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Manabu Ishida, Kumi Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Ishisaki, Jelle Kaastra, Tim Kallman, Tsuneyoshi Kamae, Jun Kataoka, Satoru Katsuda, Nobuyuki Kawai, Richard L. Kelley, Caroline A. Kilbourne, Takao Kitaguchi, Shunji Kitamoto, Tetsu Kitayama, Takayoshi Kohmura, Motohide Kokubun, Katsuji Koyama, Shu Koyama, Peter Kretschmar, Hans A. Krimm, Aya Kubota, Hideyo Kunieda, Philippe Laurent, Shiu Hang Lee, Maurice A. Leutenegger, Olivier Limousin, Michael Loewenstein, Knox S. Long, David Lumb, Greg Madejski, Yoshitomo Maeda, Daniel Maier, Kazuo Makishima, Maxim Markevitch, Hironori Matsumoto, Kyoko Matsushita, Dan Mccammon, Brian R. Mcnamara, Missagh Mehdipour, Eric D. Miller, Jon M. Miller, Shin Mineshige, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Takuya Miyazawa, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Hideyuki Mori, Koji Mori, Koji Mukai, Hiroshi Murakami, Richard F. Mushotzky, Takao Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nakajima, Takeshi Nakamori, Shinya Nakashima, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Kumiko K. Nobukawa, Masayoshi Nobukawa, Hirofumi Noda, Hirokazu Odaka, Takaya Ohashi, Masanori Ohno, Takashi Okajima, Naomi Ota, Masanobu Ozaki, Frits Paerels, Stéphane Paltani, Robert Petre, Ciro Pinto, Frederick S. Porter, Katja Pottschmidt, Christopher S. Reynolds, Samar Safi-Harb, Shinya Saito, Kazuhiro Sakai, Toru Sasaki, Goro Sato, Kosuke Sato, Rie Sato, Toshiki Sato, Makoto Sawada, Norbert Schartel, Peter J. Serlemtsos, Hiromi Seta, Megumi Shidatsu, Aurora Simionescu, Randall K. Smith, Yang Soong, Łukasz Stawarz, Yasuharu Sugawara, Satoshi Sugita, Andrew Szymkowiak, Hiroyasu Tajima, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Tadayuki Takahashi, Shin'ichiro Takeda, Yoh Takei, Toru Tamagawa, Takayuki Tamura, Takaaki Tanaka, Yasuo Tanaka, Yasuyuki T. Tanaka, Makoto S. Tashiro, Yuzuru Tawara, Yukikatsu Terada, Yuichi Terashima, Francesco Tombesi, Hiroshi Tomida, Yohko Tsuboi, Masahiro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Takeshi Go Tsuru, Hiroyuki Uchida, Hideki Uchiyama, Yasunobu Uchiyama, Shutaro Ueda, Yoshihiro Ueda, Shin'ichiro Uno, C. Megan Urry, Eugenio Ursino, Shin Watanabe, Norbert Werner, Dan R. Wilkins, Brian J. Williams, Shinya Yamada, Hiroya Yamaguchi, Kazutaka Yamaoka, Noriko Y. Yamasaki, Makoto Yamauchi, Shigeo Yamauchi, Tahir Yaqoob, Yoichi Yatsu, Daisuke Yonetoku, Irina Zhuravleva, Abderahmen Zoghbi, Nozomu Tominaga

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    The Crab nebula originated from a core-collapse supernova (SN) explosion observed in 1054AD. When viewed as a supernova remnant (SNR), it has an anomalously low observed ejecta mass and kinetic energy for an Fe-core-collapse SN. Intensive searches have been made for a massive shell that solves this discrepancy, but none has been detected. An alternative idea is that SN 1054 is an electron-capture (EC) explosion with a lower explosion energy by an order of magnitude than Fe-core-collapse SNe. X-ray imaging searches were performed for the plasma emission from the shell in the Crab outskirts to set a stringent upper limit on the X-ray emitting mass. However, the extreme brightness of the source hampers access to its vicinity. We thus employed spectroscopic technique using the X-ray micro-calorimeter on board the Hitomi satellite. By exploiting its superb energy resolution, we set an upper limit for emission or absorption features from as yet undetected thermal plasma in the 2-12keV range. We also re-evaluated the existing Chandra and XMM-Newton data. By assembling these results, a new upper limit was obtained for the X-ray plasma mass of < 1 M for a wide range of assumed shell radius, size, and plasma temperature values both in and out of collisional equilibrium. To compare with the observation, we further performed hydrodynamic simulations of the Crab SNR for two SN models (Fe-core versus EC) under two SN environments (uniform interstellar medium versus progenitor wind). We found that the observed mass limit can be compatible with both SN models if the SN environment has a low density of < 0.03 cm-3 (Fe core) or < 0.1 cm-3 (EC) for the uniform density, or a progenitor wind density somewhat less than that provided by a mass loss rate of 10-5M yr-1 at 20 km s-1for the wind environment.

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    記事番号psx072
    ジャーナルPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
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    出版物ステータスPublished - 2018 3 1

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    Moriya, T. J., Aharonian, F., Akamatsu, H., Akimoto, F., Allen, S. W., Angelini, L., ... Tominaga, N. (2018). Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 70(2), [psx072]. https://doi.org/10.1093/pasj/psx072

    Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer. / Moriya, Takashi J.; Aharonian, Felix; Akamatsu, Hiroki; Akimoto, Fumie; Allen, Steven W.; Angelini, Lorella; Audard, Marc; Awaki, Hisamitsu; Axelsson, Magnus; Bamba, Aya; Bautz, Marshall W.; Blandford, Roger; Brenneman, Laura W.; Brown, Gregory V.; Bulbul, Esra; Cackett, Edward M.; Chernyakova, Maria; Chiao, Meng P.; Coppi, Paolo S.; Costantini, Elisa; De Plaa, Jelle; De Vries, Cor P.; Den Herder, Jan Willem; Done, Chris; Dotani, Tadayasu; Ebisawa, Ken; Eckart, Megan E.; Enoto, Teruaki; Ezoe, Yuichiro; Fabian, Andrew C.; Ferrigno, Carlo; Foster, Adam R.; Fujimoto, Ryuichi; Fukazawa, Yasushi; Furuzawa, Akihiro; Galeazzi, Massimiliano; Gallo, Luigi C.; Gandhi, Poshak; Giustini, Margherita; Goldwurm, Andrea; Gu, Liyi; Guainazzi, Matteo; Haba, Yoshito; Hagino, Kouichi; Hamaguchi, Kenji; Harrus, Ilana M.; Hatsukade, Isamu; Hayashi, Katsuhiro; Hayashi, Takayuki; Hayashida, Kiyoshi; Hiraga, Junko S.; Hornschemeier, Ann; Hoshino, Akio; Hughes, John P.; Ichinohe, Yuto; Iizuka, Ryo; Inoue, Hajime; Inoue, Yoshiyuki; Ishida, Manabu; Ishikawa, Kumi; Ishisaki, Yoshitaka; Kaastra, Jelle; Kallman, Tim; Kamae, Tsuneyoshi; Kataoka, Jun; Katsuda, Satoru; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Kelley, Richard L.; Kilbourne, Caroline A.; Kitaguchi, Takao; Kitamoto, Shunji; Kitayama, Tetsu; Kohmura, Takayoshi; Kokubun, Motohide; Koyama, Katsuji; Koyama, Shu; Kretschmar, Peter; Krimm, Hans A.; Kubota, Aya; Kunieda, Hideyo; Laurent, Philippe; Lee, Shiu Hang; Leutenegger, Maurice A.; Limousin, Olivier; Loewenstein, Michael; Long, Knox S.; Lumb, David; Madejski, Greg; Maeda, Yoshitomo; Maier, Daniel; Makishima, Kazuo; Markevitch, Maxim; Matsumoto, Hironori; Matsushita, Kyoko; Mccammon, Dan; Mcnamara, Brian R.; Mehdipour, Missagh; Miller, Eric D.; Miller, Jon M.; Mineshige, Shin; Mitsuda, Kazuhisa; Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki; Miyazawa, Takuya; Mizuno, Tsunefumi; Mori, Hideyuki; Mori, Koji; Mukai, Koji; Murakami, Hiroshi; Mushotzky, Richard F.; Nakagawa, Takao; Nakajima, Hiroshi; Nakamori, Takeshi; Nakashima, Shinya; Nakazawa, Kazuhiro; Nobukawa, Kumiko K.; Nobukawa, Masayoshi; Noda, Hirofumi; Odaka, Hirokazu; Ohashi, Takaya; Ohno, Masanori; Okajima, Takashi; Ota, Naomi; Ozaki, Masanobu; Paerels, Frits; Paltani, Stéphane; Petre, Robert; Pinto, Ciro; Porter, Frederick S.; Pottschmidt, Katja; Reynolds, Christopher S.; Safi-Harb, Samar; Saito, Shinya; Sakai, Kazuhiro; Sasaki, Toru; Sato, Goro; Sato, Kosuke; Sato, Rie; Sato, Toshiki; Sawada, Makoto; Schartel, Norbert; Serlemtsos, Peter J.; Seta, Hiromi; Shidatsu, Megumi; Simionescu, Aurora; Smith, Randall K.; Soong, Yang; Stawarz, Łukasz; Sugawara, Yasuharu; Sugita, Satoshi; Szymkowiak, Andrew; Tajima, Hiroyasu; Takahashi, Hiromitsu; Takahashi, Tadayuki; Takeda, Shin'ichiro; Takei, Yoh; Tamagawa, Toru; Tamura, Takayuki; Tanaka, Takaaki; Tanaka, Yasuo; Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.; Tashiro, Makoto S.; Tawara, Yuzuru; Terada, Yukikatsu; Terashima, Yuichi; Tombesi, Francesco; Tomida, Hiroshi; Tsuboi, Yohko; Tsujimoto, Masahiro; Tsunemi, Hiroshi; Tsuru, Takeshi Go; Uchida, Hiroyuki; Uchiyama, Hideki; Uchiyama, Yasunobu; Ueda, Shutaro; Ueda, Yoshihiro; Uno, Shin'ichiro; Urry, C. Megan; Ursino, Eugenio; Watanabe, Shin; Werner, Norbert; Wilkins, Dan R.; Williams, Brian J.; Yamada, Shinya; Yamaguchi, Hiroya; Yamaoka, Kazutaka; Yamasaki, Noriko Y.; Yamauchi, Makoto; Yamauchi, Shigeo; Yaqoob, Tahir; Yatsu, Yoichi; Yonetoku, Daisuke; Zhuravleva, Irina; Zoghbi, Abderahmen; Tominaga, Nozomu.

    :: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 巻 70, 番号 2, psx072, 01.03.2018.

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    Moriya, TJ, Aharonian, F, Akamatsu, H, Akimoto, F, Allen, SW, Angelini, L, Audard, M, Awaki, H, Axelsson, M, Bamba, A, Bautz, MW, Blandford, R, Brenneman, LW, Brown, GV, Bulbul, E, Cackett, EM, Chernyakova, M, Chiao, MP, Coppi, PS, Costantini, E, De Plaa, J, De Vries, CP, Den Herder, JW, Done, C, Dotani, T, Ebisawa, K, Eckart, ME, Enoto, T, Ezoe, Y, Fabian, AC, Ferrigno, C, Foster, AR, Fujimoto, R, Fukazawa, Y, Furuzawa, A, Galeazzi, M, Gallo, LC, Gandhi, P, Giustini, M, Goldwurm, A, Gu, L, Guainazzi, M, Haba, Y, Hagino, K, Hamaguchi, K, Harrus, IM, Hatsukade, I, Hayashi, K, Hayashi, T, Hayashida, K, Hiraga, JS, Hornschemeier, A, Hoshino, A, Hughes, JP, Ichinohe, Y, Iizuka, R, Inoue, H, Inoue, Y, Ishida, M, Ishikawa, K, Ishisaki, Y, Kaastra, J, Kallman, T, Kamae, T, Kataoka, J, Katsuda, S, Kawai, N, Kelley, RL, Kilbourne, CA, Kitaguchi, T, Kitamoto, S, Kitayama, T, Kohmura, T, Kokubun, M, Koyama, K, Koyama, S, Kretschmar, P, Krimm, HA, Kubota, A, Kunieda, H, Laurent, P, Lee, SH, Leutenegger, MA, Limousin, O, Loewenstein, M, Long, KS, Lumb, D, Madejski, G, Maeda, Y, Maier, D, Makishima, K, Markevitch, M, Matsumoto, H, Matsushita, K, Mccammon, D, Mcnamara, BR, Mehdipour, M, Miller, ED, Miller, JM, Mineshige, S, Mitsuda, K, Mitsuishi, I, Miyazawa, T, Mizuno, T, Mori, H, Mori, K, Mukai, K, Murakami, H, Mushotzky, RF, Nakagawa, T, Nakajima, H, Nakamori, T, Nakashima, S, Nakazawa, K, Nobukawa, KK, Nobukawa, M, Noda, H, Odaka, H, Ohashi, T, Ohno, M, Okajima, T, Ota, N, Ozaki, M, Paerels, F, Paltani, S, Petre, R, Pinto, C, Porter, FS, Pottschmidt, K, Reynolds, CS, Safi-Harb, S, Saito, S, Sakai, K, Sasaki, T, Sato, G, Sato, K, Sato, R, Sato, T, Sawada, M, Schartel, N, Serlemtsos, PJ, Seta, H, Shidatsu, M, Simionescu, A, Smith, RK, Soong, Y, Stawarz, Ł, Sugawara, Y, Sugita, S, Szymkowiak, A, Tajima, H, Takahashi, H, Takahashi, T, Takeda, S, Takei, Y, Tamagawa, T, Tamura, T, Tanaka, T, Tanaka, Y, Tanaka, YT, Tashiro, MS, Tawara, Y, Terada, Y, Terashima, Y, Tombesi, F, Tomida, H, Tsuboi, Y, Tsujimoto, M, Tsunemi, H, Tsuru, TG, Uchida, H, Uchiyama, H, Uchiyama, Y, Ueda, S, Ueda, Y, Uno, S, Urry, CM, Ursino, E, Watanabe, S, Werner, N, Wilkins, DR, Williams, BJ, Yamada, S, Yamaguchi, H, Yamaoka, K, Yamasaki, NY, Yamauchi, M, Yamauchi, S, Yaqoob, T, Yatsu, Y, Yonetoku, D, Zhuravleva, I, Zoghbi, A & Tominaga, N 2018, 'Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer', Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 巻. 70, 番号 2, psx072. https://doi.org/10.1093/pasj/psx072
    Moriya, Takashi J. ; Aharonian, Felix ; Akamatsu, Hiroki ; Akimoto, Fumie ; Allen, Steven W. ; Angelini, Lorella ; Audard, Marc ; Awaki, Hisamitsu ; Axelsson, Magnus ; Bamba, Aya ; Bautz, Marshall W. ; Blandford, Roger ; Brenneman, Laura W. ; Brown, Gregory V. ; Bulbul, Esra ; Cackett, Edward M. ; Chernyakova, Maria ; Chiao, Meng P. ; Coppi, Paolo S. ; Costantini, Elisa ; De Plaa, Jelle ; De Vries, Cor P. ; Den Herder, Jan Willem ; Done, Chris ; Dotani, Tadayasu ; Ebisawa, Ken ; Eckart, Megan E. ; Enoto, Teruaki ; Ezoe, Yuichiro ; Fabian, Andrew C. ; Ferrigno, Carlo ; Foster, Adam R. ; Fujimoto, Ryuichi ; Fukazawa, Yasushi ; Furuzawa, Akihiro ; Galeazzi, Massimiliano ; Gallo, Luigi C. ; Gandhi, Poshak ; Giustini, Margherita ; Goldwurm, Andrea ; Gu, Liyi ; Guainazzi, Matteo ; Haba, Yoshito ; Hagino, Kouichi ; Hamaguchi, Kenji ; Harrus, Ilana M. ; Hatsukade, Isamu ; Hayashi, Katsuhiro ; Hayashi, Takayuki ; Hayashida, Kiyoshi ; Hiraga, Junko S. ; Hornschemeier, Ann ; Hoshino, Akio ; Hughes, John P. ; Ichinohe, Yuto ; Iizuka, Ryo ; Inoue, Hajime ; Inoue, Yoshiyuki ; Ishida, Manabu ; Ishikawa, Kumi ; Ishisaki, Yoshitaka ; Kaastra, Jelle ; Kallman, Tim ; Kamae, Tsuneyoshi ; Kataoka, Jun ; Katsuda, Satoru ; Kawai, Nobuyuki ; Kelley, Richard L. ; Kilbourne, Caroline A. ; Kitaguchi, Takao ; Kitamoto, Shunji ; Kitayama, Tetsu ; Kohmura, Takayoshi ; Kokubun, Motohide ; Koyama, Katsuji ; Koyama, Shu ; Kretschmar, Peter ; Krimm, Hans A. ; Kubota, Aya ; Kunieda, Hideyo ; Laurent, Philippe ; Lee, Shiu Hang ; Leutenegger, Maurice A. ; Limousin, Olivier ; Loewenstein, Michael ; Long, Knox S. ; Lumb, David ; Madejski, Greg ; Maeda, Yoshitomo ; Maier, Daniel ; Makishima, Kazuo ; Markevitch, Maxim ; Matsumoto, Hironori ; Matsushita, Kyoko ; Mccammon, Dan ; Mcnamara, Brian R. ; Mehdipour, Missagh ; Miller, Eric D. ; Miller, Jon M. ; Mineshige, Shin ; Mitsuda, Kazuhisa ; Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki ; Miyazawa, Takuya ; Mizuno, Tsunefumi ; Mori, Hideyuki ; Mori, Koji ; Mukai, Koji ; Murakami, Hiroshi ; Mushotzky, Richard F. ; Nakagawa, Takao ; Nakajima, Hiroshi ; Nakamori, Takeshi ; Nakashima, Shinya ; Nakazawa, Kazuhiro ; Nobukawa, Kumiko K. ; Nobukawa, Masayoshi ; Noda, Hirofumi ; Odaka, Hirokazu ; Ohashi, Takaya ; Ohno, Masanori ; Okajima, Takashi ; Ota, Naomi ; Ozaki, Masanobu ; Paerels, Frits ; Paltani, Stéphane ; Petre, Robert ; Pinto, Ciro ; Porter, Frederick S. ; Pottschmidt, Katja ; Reynolds, Christopher S. ; Safi-Harb, Samar ; Saito, Shinya ; Sakai, Kazuhiro ; Sasaki, Toru ; Sato, Goro ; Sato, Kosuke ; Sato, Rie ; Sato, Toshiki ; Sawada, Makoto ; Schartel, Norbert ; Serlemtsos, Peter J. ; Seta, Hiromi ; Shidatsu, Megumi ; Simionescu, Aurora ; Smith, Randall K. ; Soong, Yang ; Stawarz, Łukasz ; Sugawara, Yasuharu ; Sugita, Satoshi ; Szymkowiak, Andrew ; Tajima, Hiroyasu ; Takahashi, Hiromitsu ; Takahashi, Tadayuki ; Takeda, Shin'ichiro ; Takei, Yoh ; Tamagawa, Toru ; Tamura, Takayuki ; Tanaka, Takaaki ; Tanaka, Yasuo ; Tanaka, Yasuyuki T. ; Tashiro, Makoto S. ; Tawara, Yuzuru ; Terada, Yukikatsu ; Terashima, Yuichi ; Tombesi, Francesco ; Tomida, Hiroshi ; Tsuboi, Yohko ; Tsujimoto, Masahiro ; Tsunemi, Hiroshi ; Tsuru, Takeshi Go ; Uchida, Hiroyuki ; Uchiyama, Hideki ; Uchiyama, Yasunobu ; Ueda, Shutaro ; Ueda, Yoshihiro ; Uno, Shin'ichiro ; Urry, C. Megan ; Ursino, Eugenio ; Watanabe, Shin ; Werner, Norbert ; Wilkins, Dan R. ; Williams, Brian J. ; Yamada, Shinya ; Yamaguchi, Hiroya ; Yamaoka, Kazutaka ; Yamasaki, Noriko Y. ; Yamauchi, Makoto ; Yamauchi, Shigeo ; Yaqoob, Tahir ; Yatsu, Yoichi ; Yonetoku, Daisuke ; Zhuravleva, Irina ; Zoghbi, Abderahmen ; Tominaga, Nozomu. / Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer. :: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 2018 ; 巻 70, 番号 2.
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    T1 - Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer

    AU - Moriya, Takashi J.

    AU - Aharonian, Felix

    AU - Akamatsu, Hiroki

    AU - Akimoto, Fumie

    AU - Allen, Steven W.

    AU - Angelini, Lorella

    AU - Audard, Marc

    AU - Awaki, Hisamitsu

    AU - Axelsson, Magnus

    AU - Bamba, Aya

    AU - Bautz, Marshall W.

    AU - Blandford, Roger

    AU - Brenneman, Laura W.

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    PY - 2018/3/1

    Y1 - 2018/3/1

    N2 - The Crab nebula originated from a core-collapse supernova (SN) explosion observed in 1054AD. When viewed as a supernova remnant (SNR), it has an anomalously low observed ejecta mass and kinetic energy for an Fe-core-collapse SN. Intensive searches have been made for a massive shell that solves this discrepancy, but none has been detected. An alternative idea is that SN 1054 is an electron-capture (EC) explosion with a lower explosion energy by an order of magnitude than Fe-core-collapse SNe. X-ray imaging searches were performed for the plasma emission from the shell in the Crab outskirts to set a stringent upper limit on the X-ray emitting mass. However, the extreme brightness of the source hampers access to its vicinity. We thus employed spectroscopic technique using the X-ray micro-calorimeter on board the Hitomi satellite. By exploiting its superb energy resolution, we set an upper limit for emission or absorption features from as yet undetected thermal plasma in the 2-12keV range. We also re-evaluated the existing Chandra and XMM-Newton data. By assembling these results, a new upper limit was obtained for the X-ray plasma mass of < 1 M⊙ for a wide range of assumed shell radius, size, and plasma temperature values both in and out of collisional equilibrium. To compare with the observation, we further performed hydrodynamic simulations of the Crab SNR for two SN models (Fe-core versus EC) under two SN environments (uniform interstellar medium versus progenitor wind). We found that the observed mass limit can be compatible with both SN models if the SN environment has a low density of < 0.03 cm-3 (Fe core) or < 0.1 cm-3 (EC) for the uniform density, or a progenitor wind density somewhat less than that provided by a mass loss rate of 10-5M⊙ yr-1 at 20 km s-1for the wind environment.

    AB - The Crab nebula originated from a core-collapse supernova (SN) explosion observed in 1054AD. When viewed as a supernova remnant (SNR), it has an anomalously low observed ejecta mass and kinetic energy for an Fe-core-collapse SN. Intensive searches have been made for a massive shell that solves this discrepancy, but none has been detected. An alternative idea is that SN 1054 is an electron-capture (EC) explosion with a lower explosion energy by an order of magnitude than Fe-core-collapse SNe. X-ray imaging searches were performed for the plasma emission from the shell in the Crab outskirts to set a stringent upper limit on the X-ray emitting mass. However, the extreme brightness of the source hampers access to its vicinity. We thus employed spectroscopic technique using the X-ray micro-calorimeter on board the Hitomi satellite. By exploiting its superb energy resolution, we set an upper limit for emission or absorption features from as yet undetected thermal plasma in the 2-12keV range. We also re-evaluated the existing Chandra and XMM-Newton data. By assembling these results, a new upper limit was obtained for the X-ray plasma mass of < 1 M⊙ for a wide range of assumed shell radius, size, and plasma temperature values both in and out of collisional equilibrium. To compare with the observation, we further performed hydrodynamic simulations of the Crab SNR for two SN models (Fe-core versus EC) under two SN environments (uniform interstellar medium versus progenitor wind). We found that the observed mass limit can be compatible with both SN models if the SN environment has a low density of < 0.03 cm-3 (Fe core) or < 0.1 cm-3 (EC) for the uniform density, or a progenitor wind density somewhat less than that provided by a mass loss rate of 10-5M⊙ yr-1 at 20 km s-1for the wind environment.

    KW - Instrumentation: spectrographs

    KW - ISM: individual (Crab nebula)-ISM: supernova remnants

    KW - Methods: observational

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    U2 - 10.1093/pasj/psx072

    DO - 10.1093/pasj/psx072

    M3 - Article

    AN - SCOPUS:85058343250

    VL - 70

    JO - Publication of the Astronomical Society of Japan

    JF - Publication of the Astronomical Society of Japan

    SN - 0004-6264

    IS - 2

    M1 - psx072

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