HIGH-ENTROPY POLAR REGIONS AROUND THE FIRST PROTOSTARS

@article{Turk2010HIGHENTROPYPR,
  title={HIGH-ENTROPY POLAR REGIONS AROUND THE FIRST PROTOSTARS},
  author={Matthew J. Turk and M. Norman and T. Abel},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={725}
}
  • Matthew J. Turk, M. Norman, T. Abel
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report on simulations of the formation of the first stars in the universe, where we identify regions of hot atomic gas () at densities above 10–14 g cm–3, heated to temperatures ranging between 3000 and 8000 K. Within this temperature range atomic hydrogen is unable to cool effectively. We describe the kinetic and thermal characteristics of these regions and investigate their origin. We find that these regions, while small in total mass fraction of the cloud, may be dynamically important… CONTINUE READING

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