Surface energetic and bonding characteristics of tetrahexahedral platinum nanocrystals enclosed by high-index facets

Wen Yu-Hua, Zhang Yang, Zhu Zi-Zhong, Sun Shi-Gang
2009 Chinese Physics B  
Massive stars that end their lives with helium cores in the range of 35-65 M are known to produce repeated thermonuclear outbursts due to a recurring pair-instability. In some of these events, solar masses of material are ejected in repeated outbursts of several × 10 50 erg each. Collisions between these shells can sometimes produce very luminous transients that are visible from the edge of the observable universe. Previous one-dimensional (1D) studies of these events produce thin, high-density
more » ... thin, high-density shells as one ejection plows into another. Here, in the first multi-dimensional simulations of these collisions, we show that the development of a Rayleigh-Taylor instability truncates the growth of the high-density spike and drives mixing between the shells. The progenitor is a 110 M solar-metallicity star that was shown in earlier work to produce a superluminous supernova. The light curve of this more realistic model has a peak luminosity and duration that are similar to those of 1D models but a structure that is smoother.
doi:10.1088/1674-1056/18/11/056 fatcat:bkkgcbohsvglhk7euia7szochm