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Evaluating Nuclear Physics Inputs In Core-collapse Supernova Models

by Eric J Lentz, William R Hix, Mark L Baird, Otis E Messer Ii, Anthony Mezzacappa
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
PoS - Proceedings of Science
Publication Date
Page Number
152
Volume
NIC XI
Conference Name
11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos
Conference Location
Heidelberg, Germany
Conference Date

Core-collapse supernova models depend on the details of the nuclear and weak interaction physics inputs just as they depend on the details of the macroscopic physics (transport, hydrodynamics, etc.), numerical methods, and progenitors.
We present the results of our ongoing comparison studies of nuclear and weak interaction physics inputs to core collapse supernova models using the spherically-symmetric, general relativistic, neutrino radiation hydrodynamics code Agile-Boltztran.
We focus on comparisons of the effects of the nuclear EoS and the effects of improving the opacities, particularly neutrino--nucleon interactions. We present the results of our ongoing comparison studies of nuclear and weak interaction physics inputs to core collapse supernova models using the spherically-symmetric, general relativistic, neutrino radiation hydrodynamics code Agile-Boltztran.
We focus on comparisons of the effects of the nuclear EoS and the effects of improving the opacities, particularly neutrino--nucleon interactions.
We also investigate the feedback between different EoSs and opacities in the context of different progenitors.