HeatingRate: Radioactive heating rate and macronova (kilonova) light curve

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HeatingRate: Radioactive heating rate and macronova (kilonova) light curve

Post by Ada Coda » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:47 pm

HeatingRate: Radioactive heating rate and macronova (kilonova) light curve

Abstract: HeatingRate calculates the nuclear heating rates [erg/s/g] of beta-decay, alpha-decay, and spontaneous fission of r-process nuclei, taking into account for thermalization of gamma-rays and charged decay products in r-process ejecta. It uses the half-lives and injection energy spectra from an evaluated nuclear data library (ENDF/B-VII.1). Each heating rate is computed for given abundances, ejecta mass, velocity, and density profile. HeatingRate also computes the bolometric light curve and the evolution of the effective temperature for given abundances, ejecta mass, velocity, and density profile assuming opacities independent of the wavelength.

Credit: Hotokezaka, Kenta; Nakar, Ehud

Site: https://github.com/hotokezaka/HeatingRate
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019arXiv191013409A

Bibcode: 2019ascl.soft11008H

ID: ascl:1911.008

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