Spatial distribution of nucleosynthesis products in cassiopeia a: Comparison between observations and 3D explosion models

Patrick Young, Carola I. Ellinger, Frank Timmes, W David Arnett, Chris L. Fryer, Gaberiel R. Rockefeller, Aimee Hungerford, Steven Diehl, Michael Bennet, Raphael Hirschi, Marco Pignatari, Falk Herwig, Georgios Magkotsios

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Abstract

We examine observed heavy element abundances in the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant as a constraint on the nature of the Cas A supernova. We compare bulk abundances from 1D and 3D explosion models and spatial distribution of elements in 3D models with those derived from X-ray observations. We also examine the cospatial production of 26Al with other species. We find that the most reliable indicator of the presence of 26Al in unmixed ejecta is a very low S/Si ratio (∼ 0.05). Production of N in O/S/Si-rich regions is also indicative. The biologically important element P is produced at its highest abundance in the same regions. Proxies should be detectable in supernova ejecta with high spatial resolution multiwavelength observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2008 - Mackinac Island, MI, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2008Aug 1 2008

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Other10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMackinac Island, MI
Period7/27/088/1/08

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Young, P., Ellinger, C. I., Timmes, F., Arnett, W. D., Fryer, C. L., Rockefeller, G. R., ... Magkotsios, G. (2008). Spatial distribution of nucleosynthesis products in cassiopeia a: Comparison between observations and 3D explosion models. In Proceedings of Science