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2019MNRAS.485L..83Q - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 485, L83-L88 (2019/May-1)

Black hole accretion discs and luminous transients in failed supernovae from non-rotating supergiants.


Abstract (from CDS):

We show that for supergiants, net angular momentum is not a necessary condition for forming accretion discs during core collapse. Even absent net rotation, convective motions in the outer parts of supergiants generate mean horizontal flows at a given radius with velocities of ∼1 km s–1; the direction of the mean flow will vary as a function of height through the convection zone. We confirm these analytic estimates using Cartesian Boussinesq convection simulations. These mean horizontal flows lead to a random angular momentum in supergiant convection zones that exceeds that of the last stable circular orbit of a black hole by a factor of ∼10. As a result, failed explosions of supergiants - in which the accretion shock on to the neutron star does not revive, leading to black hole formation - may often produce accretion discs that can power day-week (blue supergiants) or week-year (yellow and red supergiants) non-thermal and thermal transients through winds and jets. These transients will be especially time variable because the angular momentum of the accreting material will vary substantially in time. Observed sources such as Swift J1644+57, iPTF14hls, and SN 2018cow, as well as energetic Type II supernovae (OGLE-2014-SN-073), may be produced by this mechanism.

Abstract Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): black hole physics - convection - stars: massive - supernovae: general

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