Radio emission from embryonic superluminous supernova remnants

Conor M.B. Omand, Kazumi Kashiyama, Kohta Murase

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Abstract

It has been widely argued that Type-I superluminous supernovae (SLSNe-I) are driven by powerful central engines with a long-lasting energy injection after the core-collapse ofmassive progenitors. One of the popular hypotheses is that the hidden engines are fast-rotating pulsars with amagnetic field of B~1013-1015 G. Murase,Kashiyama & Mészáros proposed that quasisteady radio/submm emission from non-thermal electron-positron pairs in nascent pulsar wind nebulae can be used as a relevant counterpart of such pulsar-driven supernovae (SNe). In this work, focusing on the nascent SLSN-I remnants, we examine constraints that can be placed by radio emission. We show that the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimetre Array can detect the radio nebula from SNe at DL ~ 1 Gpc in a few years after the explosion, while the Jansky Very Large Array can also detect the counterpart in a few decades. The proposed radio follow-up observation could solve the parameter degeneracy in the pulsar-driven SN model for optical/UV light curves, and could also give us clues to young neutron star scenarios for SLSNe-I and fast radio bursts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume474
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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