On the universal outcome of star-formation: Is there a link between stars and brown-dwarfs?


Given the current consensus that stars form from pre-stellar cloud cores that fragment into small−N groups which decay within a few 10 yr, and taking the observed properties of about 1 Myr old stars in the Taurus-Auriga (TA) star-forming region as empirical constraints, we suggest a model that describes the multiplicity properties of the disintegrated… (More)


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