Jones, Samuel (2014) Evolution of electron capture supernova progenitors: new models, improved nuclear physics and hydrodynamic mixing uncertainties. Doctoral thesis, Keele University.

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Abstract

Electron capture supernovae (EC-SNe) are the deaths of approximately 8-10M stars. In this thesis, the evolution of 8-12M stars is calculated using the MESA stellar evolution code. The aims of this thesis are to produce the most advanced and up-to-date progenitor models for electron capture supernovae (EC-SNe) and to study the behaviour of stars across the transition mass range between AGB stars and massive stars.These new stellar models will be the �rst of their kind since the 1980s and highlight new computational successes and persisting challenges in the field of stellar physics.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
Depositing User: Michael Debenham
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 16:35
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 16:35
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1217

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