ANCHORING MAGNETIC FIELD IN TURBULENT MOLECULAR CLOUDS

@article{Li2009ANCHORINGMF,
  title={ANCHORING MAGNETIC FIELD IN TURBULENT MOLECULAR CLOUDS},
  author={Hua-b. Li and C. Darren Dowell and Alyssa A. Goodman and Roger H. Hildebrand and Giles Novak},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={704},
  pages={891 - 897}
}
One of the key problems in star formation research is to determine the role of magnetic fields. Starting from the atomic intercloud medium which has density nH ∼ 1 cm−3, gas must accumulate from a volume several hundred pc across in order to form a typical molecular cloud. Star formation usually occurs in cloud cores, which have linear sizes below 1 pc and densities nH2 > 105 cm−3. With current technologies, it is hard to probe magnetic fields at scales lying between the accumulation length and… 
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