Star formation in a multi-phase ISM

@article{Harfst2003StarFI,
  title={Star formation in a multi-phase ISM},
  author={Stefan Harfst and Ch. Theis and Gerhard Hensler},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={284},
  pages={869-872}
}
We present a 3d code for the dynamical evolution of a multi-phase interstellar medium (ISM) coupled to stars via star formation (SF) and feedback processes. The multi-phase ISM consists of clouds (sticky particles) and diffuse gas (SPH): exchange of matter, energy and momentum is achieved by drag (due to ram pressure) and condensation or evaporation processes. The cycle of matter is completed by SF and feedback by SNe and PNe. A SF scheme based on a variable SF efficiency as proposed by… Expand
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