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2013MNRAS.436..222M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 436, 222-240 (2013/November-3)

A statistical analysis of circumstellar material in type Ia supernovae.

MAGUIRE K., SULLIVAN M., PATAT F., GAL-YAM A., HOOK I.M., DHAWAN S., HOWELL D.A., MAZZALI P., NUGENT P.E., PAN Y.-C., PODSIADLOWSKI P., SIMON J.D., STERNBERG A., VALENTI S., BALTAY C., BERSIER D., BLAGORODNOVA N., CHEN T.-W., ELLMAN N., FEINDT U., FORSTER F., FRASER M., GONZALEZ-GAITAN S., GRAHAM M.L., GUTIERREZ C., HACHINGER S., HADJIYSKA E., INSERRA C., KNAPIC C., LAHER R.R., LELOUDAS G., MARGHEIM S., McKINNON R., MOLINARO M., MORRELL N., OFEK E.O., RABINOWITZ D., REST A., SAND D., SMAREGLIA R., SMARTT S.J., TADDIA F., WALKER E.S., WALTON N.A. and YOUNG D.R.

Abstract (from CDS):

A key tracer of the elusive progenitor systems of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is the detection of narrow blueshifted time-varying Nai D absorption lines, interpreted as evidence of circumstellar material surrounding the progenitor system. The origin of this material is controversial, but the simplest explanation is that it results from previous mass-loss in a system containing a white dwarf and a non-degenerate companion star. We present new single-epoch intermediate-resolution spectra of 17 low-redshift SNe Ia taken with XShooter on the European Southern Observatory Very Large Telescope. Combining this sample with events from the literature, we confirm an excess ( ∼ 20 percent) of SNe Ia displaying blueshifted narrow Nai D absorption features compared to redshifted Nai D features. The host galaxies of SNe Ia displaying blueshifted absorption profiles are skewed towards later-type galaxies, compared to SNe Ia that show no Nai D absorption and SNe Ia displaying blueshifted narrow Nai D absorption features have broader light curves. The strength of the Nai D absorption is stronger in SNe Ia displaying blueshifted Nai D absorption features than those without blueshifted features, and the strength of the blueshifted Nai D is correlated with the B - V colour of the SN at maximum light. This strongly suggests the absorbing material is local to the SN. In the context of the progenitor systems of SNe Ia, we discuss the significance of these findings and other recent observational evidence on the nature of SN Ia progenitors. We present a summary that suggests that there are at least two distinct populations of normal, cosmologically useful SNe Ia.

Abstract Copyright: © 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2013)

Journal keyword(s): circumstellar matter - supernovae: general - distance scale

Simbad objects: 61

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