stanza Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/sxz-cctp-tsc
Speaker: Sabina Ustamujiic (UNIPA)
Titolo: Modeling the mixed-morphology supernova remnant IC 443
Abstract: IC 443 is a mixed-morphology (MM) SNR located in a quite complex environment, interacting with atomic and molecular clouds. We investigated the origin of the morphology and multi-thermal X-ray emission observed in SNR IC 443 through the study of the effect of the inhomogeneous ambient medium in shaping its observed structure. We developed a 3D hydrodynamic model, which describes the interaction of the SNR with the environment, parametrized in agreement with the results of the multi-wavelength data analysis. We performed an ample exploration of the parameter space describing the model and, from the simulations, we synthesized the X-ray emission maps and spectra and compared them with actual X-ray data collected by XMM-Newton. Our model explains the origin of the complex X-ray morphology of SNR IC 443 in a natural way, with the ability to reproduce, for the first time, most of the observed features, including the centrally-peaked X-ray morphology (characteristic of MM SNRs) when considering the origin of the explosion at the position where the pulsar wind nebula CXOU J061705.3+222127 was at the time of the explosion. The observed inhomogeneous ambient medium is the main property responsible for the complex structure and the X-ray morphology, resulting in a very asymmetric distribution of the ejecta due to the off-centered location of the explosion inside the cavity formed by the clouds.