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Significantly Super-Chandrasekhar Limiting Mass White Dwarfs and their Consequences

Mukhopadhyay, B and Das, U and Rao, AR and Subramanian, S and Bhattacharya, M and Mukerjee, S and Bhatia, TS and Sutradhar, J (2017) Significantly Super-Chandrasekhar Limiting Mass White Dwarfs and their Consequences. In: 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD), JUL 25-29, 2016, Univ Warwick, Coventry, UNITED KINGDOM, pp. 401-408.

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Abstract

Since 2012, we have initiated a new idea showing that the mass of highly magnetized or modified Einstein's gravity induced white dwarfs could be significantly super-Chandrasekhar with a different mass-limit. This discovery has several important consequences, including explanation of peculiar, over-luminous type Ia supernovae, soft gamma-ray repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars without invoking extraordinarily strong, yet unobserved, magnetic fields. It further argues for a possible second standard candle. Based on simpler calculations, these white dwarfs are also shown to be much less luminous than their standard counter-parts (of low magnetic fields). This discovery altogether initiates a new field of research.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs (EuroWD), Univ Warwick, Coventry, UNITED KINGDOM, JUL 25-29, 2016
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2017 04:40
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 11:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57182

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