Young, P, Ellinger, CI, Timmes, FX, Arnett, D, Fryer, CL, Rockefeller, G, Hungerford, A, Diehl, S, Bennett, M, Hirschi, R, Pignatari, M, Herwig, F and Magkotsios, G (2008) Spatial Distribution of Nucleosynthesis Products in Cassiopeia A: Comparison Between Observations and 3D Explosion Models. In: 10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, 27 Jul - 1 Aug 2008, Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 14:28

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