GRAVITATIONAL FRAGMENTATION IN TURBULENT PRIMORDIAL GAS AND THE INITIAL MASS FUNCTION OF POPULATION III STARS

@article{Clark2011GRAVITATIONALFI,
  title={GRAVITATIONAL FRAGMENTATION IN TURBULENT PRIMORDIAL GAS AND THE INITIAL MASS FUNCTION OF POPULATION III STARS},
  author={Paul C Clark and Simon C. O. Glover and Ralf S. Klessen and Volker Bromm},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={727}
}
We report results from numerical simulations of star formation in the early universe that focus on the dynamical behavior of metal-free gas under different initial and environmental conditions. In particular we investigate the role of turbulence, which is thought to ubiquitously accompany the collapse of high-redshift halos. We distinguish between two main cases: the birth of Population III.1 stars—those which form in the pristine halos unaffected by prior star formation—and the formation of… 

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