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Welcome to the online interface to the KEPLER model runs. This website accompanies the model catalog presented in Lampe, Heger and Galloway (2016).

Here you will find all of the modelled lightcurves, for the complete simulation, and the mean lightcurves where available. Visit Kepler.Index to start!

The table of mean model parameters (Table 4 in the paper) is also available via VizieR, with identifier J/ApJ/819/46

Information on redshifting the models into various frames suitable for comparison to observations is available under Kepler.Redshifting

The paper has been published by the Astrophysical Journal (819, EID 46) and the preprint is available at

Using the KEPLER hydrodynamics code, 464 models of thermonuclear X-ray bursters were performed across a range of accretion rates and compositions. We present the library of simulated burst profiles from this sample, and examine variations in the simulated light curve for different model conditions. We find that the recurrence time varies as a power law against accretion rate, and measure its slope while mixed H/He burning is occurring for a range of metallicities, finding the power law gradient to vary from $\eta$ = 1.1 to 1.24. We identify the accretion rates at which mixed H/He burning stops and a transition occurs to different burning regimes. We explore how varying the accretion rate and metallicity affects burst morphology in both the rise and tail.

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