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Paper: Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Simulations: Applications to Astrophysical Outflows and Explosions
Volume: 429, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, Astronum-2009
Page: 148
Authors: Sim, S. A.; Kromer, M.; Röpke, F. K.; Sorokina, E. I.; Blinnikov, S. I.; Kasen, D.; Hillebrandt, W.
Abstract: The theory of radiative transfer provides the link between the physical conditions in an astrophysical object and the observable radiation which it emits. Thus accurately modelling radiative transfer is often a necessary part of testing theoretical models by comparison with observations. We describe a new radiative transfer code which employs Monte Carlo methods for the numerical simulation of radiation transport in expanding media. We discuss the application of this code to the calculation of synthetic spectra and light curves for a Type Ia supernova explosion model and describe the sensitivity of the results to certain approximations made in the simulations.
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