Theoretical \(\Sigma \)-D relations for shell-type galactic supernova remnants

  • Ya-Peng HuEmail author
  • Hong-An Zeng
  • Jun Fang
  • Jun-Peng Hou
  • Jian-Wen Xu


Relations between radio surface brightness (\(\Sigma \)) and diameter (D) of supernova remnants (SNRs) are important in astronomy. In this paper, following the work Duric and Seaquist (ApJ 301:308, 1986) at adiabatic phase, we carefully investigate shell-type supernova remnants at radiative phase, and obtain theoretical \(\Sigma \)-D relation at radiative phase of shell-type supernova remnants at 1 GHz. By using these theoretical \(\Sigma \)-D relations at adiabatic phase and radiative phase, we also roughly determine phases of some supernova remnant from observation data.


Shell-type supernova remnants radiative phase surface brightness \(\Sigma \)-D relation 



YPH thanks Profs. Hongsheng Zhang and Nan Liang for useful discussions and Dr. Ai-Yuan Yang for providing some updated data, and also the anonymous referee for constructive and helpful comments. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under grants No. 11575083, 11565017, 11105004, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under grant No. NS2015073, and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology under grant No. 11DZ2260700. Jun Fang is supported by NSFC No. 11563009 and Yunnan Applied Basic Research Projects No. C0120150289.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ya-Peng Hu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hong-An Zeng
    • 1
  • Jun Fang
    • 3
  • Jun-Peng Hou
    • 1
  • Jian-Wen Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.College of ScienceNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Frontiers in Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of AstronomyYunnan UniversityKunmingChina

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