Pair Instability Supernovae

Under Construction

Brief Description

Our current understanding of the formation of the first stars in the universe implies that these stars were very massive, having a typical mass scale of hundred times the mass of the sun. For those initial mass range locate between 140 and 260 solar mass. The stars end up with a thermonuclear runaway triggered by the pair-production instability.

150 solar mass pisn at Odep

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Acknowledgements: This work has been supported by the DOE SciDAC and by a DOE through a block grant from nuclear project.

Ken Chen
Monday, 07-Sep-2009 18:49:00 CDT