Searching for SNIa Companions in Galactic SNe: the case of SN 1006

Dr. Jonay González Hernández

Abstract

Type-Ia supernovae (SNIa) are believed to be thermonuclear explosions of accreting carbon-oxygen white dwarfs that reach the Chandrasekhar mass limit of about 1.39 solar masses. However, the nature of the companion star is still under debate, i.e. to be either a dwarf, a sub giant, or a giant star (single-degenerate channel), or another white dwarf (double-degenerate channel). Both channels have been proposed but their relative frequency remains unclear. We have been exploring regions close to the center of supernova remnants of Galactic SNe to search for the companion of these type-Ia SNe. I will show the very recent results we have found in two Galactic type-Ia SNe.

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Searching for SNIa Companions in Galactic SNe: the case of SN 1006
Dr. Jonay González Hernández
IAC
Friday October 5, 2012 - 12:30  (Aula)
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