Photoionization feedback in turbulent molecular clouds

  title={Photoionization feedback in turbulent molecular clouds},
  author={Nina S Sartorio and Bert Vandenbroucke and Diego A. Falceta-Gonçalves and Kenneth Wood},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present a study of the impact of photoionization feedback from young massive stars on the turbulent statistics of star-forming molecular clouds. This feedback is expected to alter the density structure of molecular clouds and affect future star formation. Using the AMUN- Rad code, we first generate a converged isothermal forced turbulent density structure inside a periodic box. We then insert an ionizing source in this box and inject photoionization energy using a two-temperature pseudo… 
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