Collapse of a molecular cloud core to stellar densities: the formation and evolution of pre‐stellar discs

@article{Bate2011CollapseOA,
  title={Collapse of a molecular cloud core to stellar densities: the formation and evolution of pre‐stellar discs},
  author={Matthew R. Bate},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={417},
  pages={2036-2056}
}
  • M. Bate
  • Published 29 July 2011
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We report results from radiation hydrodynamical simulations of the collapse of molecular cloud cores to form protostars. The calculations follow the formation and evolution of the first hydrostatic core/disc, the collapse to form a stellar core, and effect of stellar core formation on the surrounding disc and envelope. Past barotropic calculations have shown that rapidly rotating first cores evolve into ‘pre-stellar discs’ with radii up to ∼100 au that may last thousands of years before a… 

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