A Discontinuity in the Low-mass Initial Mass Function

  • INGO THIES
  • Published 2007

Abstract

The origin of brown dwarfs (BDs) is still an unsolved mystery. While the standard model describes the formation of BDs and stars in a similar way recent data on the multiplicity properties of stars and BDs show them to have different binary distribution functions. Here we show that proper treatment of these uncovers a discontinuity of the multiplicity… (More)

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