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Observational constraints of stellar collapse: Diagnostic probes of nature's extreme matter experiment

Fryer, Chris L. and Even, Wesley and Grefenstette, Brian W. and Wong, Tsing-Wai (2014) Observational constraints of stellar collapse: Diagnostic probes of nature's extreme matter experiment. AIP Advances, 4 (4). Art. No. 041014. ISSN 2158-3226. doi:10.1063/1.4870404.

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Supernovae are Nature's high-energy, high density laboratory experiments, reaching densities in excess of nuclear densities and temperatures above 10 MeV. Astronomers have built up a suite of diagnostics to study these supernovae. If we can utilize these diagnostics, and tie them together with a theoretical understanding of supernova physics, we can use these cosmic explosions to study the nature of matter at these extreme densities and temperatures. Capitalizing on these diagnostics will require understanding a wide range of additional physics. Here we review the diagnostics and the physics needed to use them to learn about the supernova engine, and ultimate nuclear physics.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Author(s). All article content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Received 3 January 2014; accepted 13 March 2014; published online 2 April 2014. The work of C.L.F. and W.E. was done under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-06NA25396.
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