MESA Results From the Meisel Group

Contact: Zach Meisel (email: meisel@ohio.edu, Ohio University)

Overview

This is a repository of inputs and results from MESA calculations performed by Zach Meisel and/or his research group at Ohio University. For more information about MESA, visit the MESA Marketplace and the MESA sourceforge page.

Please cite the relevant paper if you use these results for a publication. If it's not clear what the relevant paper is, please contact me.


X-ray Burst Materials

Papers to Cite:
  • Z. Meisel, "Consistent Modeling of GS 1826-24 X-Ray Bursts for Multiple Accretion Rates Demonstrates the Possibility to Constrain rp-process Reaction Rates", Astrophysical Journal 860, 147 (2018).

Contributors: Zach Meisel, Grant Merz

General Comments:
If you want to try your own hand at MESA bursts, but don't have much experience, see the MESA page to get started, Ed Brown's MESA 2013 summer school lecture on creating a neutron star envelope, and Andrew Cumming's MESA 2015 summer school lecture on X-ray burst calculations.

You may want to compare the results shown here to the KEPLER burst library and/or the Reference burst library from Monash.

Grid a:
This table contains results from a grid of bursts intended to approximate GS1826-24, or for similar conditions. The model names are ma#, where `m' is for MESA, `a' is for this grid of bursts, and the number is the burst variation number.
You can see the averaged burst light curves (with comparable Kepler bursts for reference) here.

The MESA inputs which can be used to reproduce these calculations can be downloaded in a zip file (35Mb) by clicking on this link.


Core Collapse Supernova Materials

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Contributors: Zach Meisel, Shiv Subedi


Please cite us!

For X-ray bursts:
  • Z. Meisel, "Consistent Modeling of GS 1826-24 X-Ray Bursts for Multiple Accretion Rates Demonstrates the Possibility to Constrain rp-process Reaction Rates", Astrophysical Journal 860, 147 (2018).

For CCSN:
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