ANCHORING MAGNETIC FIELD IN TURBULENT MOLECULAR CLOUDS

@article{Li2009ANCHORINGMF,
  title={ANCHORING MAGNETIC FIELD IN TURBULENT MOLECULAR CLOUDS},
  author={H. Li and C. Dowell and A. Goodman and R. Hildebrand and G. Novak},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={704},
  pages={891-897}
}
  • H. Li, C. Dowell, +2 authors G. Novak
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • 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 n H ~ 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 n H2 > 105 cm–3. With current technologies, it is hard to probe magnetic fields at scales lying between the accumulation length… CONTINUE READING
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