Non-thermal emission from supernova shock breakout and the origin of the X-ray transient associated with SN2008D

Xiang Yu Wang, Zhuo Li, Eli Waxman, P. Mészáros

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Abstract

We suggest that non-thermal emission can be produced by multiple scatterings of the photons between the supernova ejecta and pre-shock material in supernova shock breakout. Such bulk-Comptonization process may significantly change the original thermal photon spectrum, forming a power-law non-thermal component at higher energies. We then show that the luminous X-ray outburst XRO081009 associated with SN2008D is likely to be such shock breakout emission from an ordinary type Ib/c supernova.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 Nanjing Gamma-Ray Burst Conference
Pages279-284
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 Nanjing Gamma-Ray Burst Conference - Nanjing, China
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 27 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1065
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2008 Nanjing Gamma-Ray Burst Conference
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period6/23/086/27/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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