Magnetically assisted explosions of weakly magnetized stars

Hidetomo Sawai, Shoichi Yamada

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We carried out high resolution simulations of weakly-magnetized core-collapse supernovae in two-dimensional axisymmetry in order to see the influence of the magnetic field and rotation on the explosion. We found that the magnetic field amplified by magnetorotational instability (MRI) has a great positive impact on the explosion by enhancing the neutrino heating, provided that the progenitor has large angular momentum close to the highest value found in stellar evolution calculations. We also found that even for progenitors neither involving strong magnetic flux nor large angular momentum, the magnetic field is greatly amplified by the convection aand rotation, and this leads to the boost of the explosion again by enhancing the neutrino heating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS331
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1


  • Instabilities
  • MHD
  • Methods: Numerical
  • Supernovae: General

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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