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Rapid Transients Originating from Thermonuclear Explosions in Helium White Dwarf Tidal Disruption Events

19 Mar 2020, 16:00 UTC
Rapid Transients Originating from Thermonuclear Explosions in Helium White Dwarf Tidal Disruption Events
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Kojiro Kawana et al 2020 ApJL 890 L26
When a helium white dwarf is tidally disrupted by an intermediate-mass black hole, it will also be detonated by the tidal compression and by succeeding shocks, potentially producing a variety of observational signatures.

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