Self-similar Collapse of Rotating Magnetic Molecular Cloud Cores

@article{Krasnopolsky1998SelfsimilarCO,
  title={Self-similar Collapse of Rotating Magnetic Molecular Cloud Cores},
  author={Ruben Krasnopolsky and Arieh K{\"o}nigl},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={580},
  pages={987 - 1012}
}
We present self-similar solutions that describe the gravitational collapse of rotating, isothermal, magnetic molecular cloud cores. These solutions make it possible, for the first time, to study the formation of rotationally supported protostellar disks of the type detected around many young stellar objects in the context of a realistic scenario of star formation in magnetically supported, weakly ionized, molecular cloud cores. This work focuses on the evolution after a point mass first forms… 

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