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[ascl:2103.019] SUPERNU: Radiative transfer code for explosive outflows using Monte Carlo methods

SuperNu simulates time-dependent radiation transport in local thermodynamic equilibrium with matter. It applies the methods of Implicit Monte Carlo (IMC) and Discrete Diffusion Monte Carlo (DDMC) for static or homologously expanding spatial grids. The radiation field affects material temperature but does not affect the motion of the fluid. SuperNu may be applied to simulate radiation transport for supernovae with ejecta velocities that are not affected by radiation momentum. The physical opacity calculation includes elements from Hydrogen up to Cobalt. SuperNu is motivated by the ongoing research into the effect of variation in the structure of progenitor star explosions on observables: the brightness and shape of light curves and the temporal evolution of the spectra. Consequently, the code may be used to post-process data from hydrodynamic simulations. SuperNu does not include any capabilities or methods that allow for non-trivial hydrodynamics.

[ascl:2406.018] SuperLite: Spectral synthesis code for interacting transients

SuperLite produces synthetic spectra for astrophysical transient phenomena affected by circumstellar interaction. It uses Monte Carlo methods and multigroup structured opacity calculations for semi-implicit, semirelativistic radiation transport in high-velocity shocked outflows, and can reproduce spectra of typical Type Ia, Type IIP, and Type IIn supernovae. SuperLite also generates high-quality spectra that can be compared with observations of transient events, including superluminous supernovae, pulsational pair-instability supernovae, and other peculiar transients.