Time-dependent radiative transfer with PHOENIX
Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, 21029 Hamburg, Germany e-mail: [djack@;yeti]@hs.uni-hamburg.de; email@example.com
2 Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, 440 W Brooks, Rm 100, Norman, OK 73019-2061, USA
Accepted: 3 April 2009
Aims. We present first results and tests of a time-dependent extension to the general purpose model atmosphere code PHOENIX. We aim to produce light curves and spectra of hydro models for all types of supernovae.
Methods. We extend our model atmosphere code PHOENIX to solve time-dependent non-grey, NLTE, radiative transfer in a special relativistic framework. A simple hydrodynamics solver was implemented to keep track of the energy conservation of the atmosphere during free expansion.
Results. The correct operation of the new additions to PHOENIX were verified in test calculations.
Conclusions. We have shown the correct operation of our extension to time-dependent radiative transfer and will be able to calculate supernova light curves and spectra in future work.
Key words: stars: supernovae: general / radiative transfer / methods: numerical
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