## New CHIMERA simulations page (Series B)

We have updated the four CHIMERA simulations for 12-25 solar mass progenitors and provide some details and downloadable content on this page.

### Simulation details

These models (designated **Series B**) are started from the pre-supernova progenitors of Woosley & Heger (2007) using 256 angular (theta) zones and 512 radial zones. The initial state extends to 20000-30000 km, which is in the oxygen-rich layers of the progenitor. We use a modern and detailed neutrino-matter interaction set and the Lattimer-Swesty K=220 MeV nuclear matter equation of state. We use an axisymmetric spherical-polar (r-theta) grid and evolve the models from collapse, through core bounce, to shock revival and explosion.

The four simulations, designated B12-WH07, B15-WH07, B20-WH07, and B25-WH07 are initialized from the 12, 15, 20, and 25 solar mass Woosley-Heger progenitors respectively.

Model | Progenitor |
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B12-WH07 | 12 solar mass |

B15-WH07 | 15 solar mass |

B20-WH07 | 20 solar mass |

B25-WH07 | 25 solar mass |

### Paper and plots

Paper available at: arXiv:1212.1747

### Relation to previous simulations

These models are similar, but not identical to previous simulations (retroactively designated **Series A**) reported in Bruenn et al. (2009). Relative to Series A, these models (Series B) have several improvements and changes to the code and input physics. These include:

Series B models have 512 radial zones (rather than 256) and extend further out into the progenitor.

Series B models use the K=220 MeV version of the Lattimer-Swesty equation of state (rather than K=180 MeV). This reflects better the revised upper limit for neutron stars.

Series B models include neutrino scattering on positrons. (Though this is likely of little impact.)

### References

Paper: Bruenn et al. 2012, submitted to ApJL, arXiv:1212.1747

Progenitors: Woosley & Heger 2007, Phys. Rep., 442 269

Dense nuclear EoS: Lattimer & Swesty 1991, Nuc. Phys. A, 535, 331