Light-curve and spectral properties of ultra-stripped core-collapse supernovae leading to binary neutron stars



Moriya, Takashi J, Mazzali, Paolo A, Tominaga, Nozomu, Hachinger, Stephan, Blinnikov, Sergei I, Tauris, Thomas M, Takahashi, Koh, Tanaka, Masaomi, Langer, Norbert and Podsiadlowski, Philipp
(2016) Light-curve and spectral properties of ultra-stripped core-collapse supernovae leading to binary neutron stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466 (2). 2098 - ?.

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Abstract

We investigate light-curve and spectral properties of ultra-stripped core-collapse supernovae. Ultra-stripped supernovae are the explosions of heavily stripped massive stars which lost their envelopes via binary interactions with a compact companion star. They eject only ~ 0.1 Msun and may be the main way to form double neutron-star systems which eventually merge emitting strong gravitational waves. We follow the evolution of an ultra-stripped supernova progenitor until iron core collapse and perform explosive nucleosynthesis calculations. We then synthesize light curves and spectra of ultra-stripped supernovae using the nucleosynthesis results and present their expected properties. Ultra-stripped supernovae synthesize ~ 0.01 Msun of radioactive 56Ni, and their typical peak luminosity is around 1e42 erg/s or -16 mag. Their typical rise time is 5 - 10 days. Comparing synthesized and observed spectra, we find that SN 2005ek, some of the so-called calcium-rich gap transients, and SN 2010X may be related to ultra-stripped supernovae. If these supernovae are actually ultra-stripped supernovae, their event rate is expected to be about 1 per cent of core-collapse supernovae. Comparing the double neutron-star merger rate obtained by future gravitational-wave observations and the ultra-stripped supernova rate obtained by optical transient surveys identified with our synthesized light-curve and spectral models, we will be able to judge whether ultra-stripped supernovae are actually a major contributor to the binary neutron star population and provide constraints on binary stellar evolution.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 15 pages, 18 figures, 2 tables, accepted by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.SR
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 14:21
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2022 13:10
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3070853