29 July 2010 The origin of the elements as seen through supernova remnants
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Supernovae are the main sites of heavy element production in galaxies. Observing their remnants at a relatively early stage of a few hundred years after the explosion provides a direct view of the main synthesized elements produced by various supernova types. While the current observations offer a number of diagnostics and relevant information of the ejected material, further progresses are hampered by the performances of current instruments. I will discuss the main science drivers in the field of supernova remnants and their scientific requirements for future instruments.
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Anne Decourchelle, "The origin of the elements as seen through supernova remnants", Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77320L (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857972; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857972


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