Are the Formation and Abundances of Metal-poor Stars the Result of Dust Dynamics ?

  • P HILIP F. H OPKINS, C HARLIE C ONROY
  • Published 2016

Abstract

Large dust grains can fluctuate dramatically in their local density, relative to the gas, in neutral, turbulent disks. Small, high-redshift galaxies (before reionization) represent ideal environments for this process. We show via simple arguments and simulations that order-of-magnitude fluctuations are expected in local abundances of large grains (> 100… (More)

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