We apply the parametrized, spherically symmetric explosion method PUSH to two sets of pre-explosion models suitable for SN1987A: blue supergiants (BSGs) resulting from the merger of a main sequence star with a giant and red supergiants (RSGs) representing the end point of single-star stellar evolution. For each model, we perform a calibration of the PUSH method to the observational properties of SN1987A and calculate the detailed explosive nucleosynthesis yields. We find that such a calibration to SN1987A is only possible for one of the BSG models. We compare the yields from this model with the yields from the best-fit RSG model. The largest differences are found for nuclei in the mass range of 20 A 40 which are mostly synthesized pre-explosion. We predict a neutron star with a gravitational mass of 1.48Me from the BSG model and a neutron star of 1.41Me from the RSG model.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jul 2019|
- SN 1987A