WDs in Binaries That Can Lead to SNIa

Y. Hillman, D. Prialnik, A. Kovetz, M. M. Shara

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Focusing on recurrent novae (RN), we explore white dwarf (WD) masses and accretion rates(), to determine the combinations that will retain some of the accreted mass at the end of each cycle. Thus, the WD may grow toward the Chandrasekhar mass (MCh) and explode as a Type Ia Supernova (SNIa). We discuss limits imposed by the secondary mass (Ms) and evolution time scales. We also discuss observables which can assist in detecting potential progenitors of SNIa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Physics of Evolved Stars
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Olivier Chesneau
EditorsF. Millour, T. Lanz, E. Lagadec
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9782759819072
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015
EventPhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015 - Nice, France
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963


ConferencePhysics of Evolved Stars Conference 2015


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