Star formation in unbound giant molecular clouds : the origin of OB associations ?

@inproceedings{Clark2005StarFI,
  title={Star formation in unbound giant molecular clouds : the origin of OB associations ?},
  author={Paul C. Clark and Ian A. Bonnell and Hans Zinnecker and Matthew R. Bate},
  year={2005}
}
We investigate the formation of star clusters in an unbound G MC, where the supporting kinetic energy is twice as large as the cloud’s self-gravity . This cloud manages to form a series of star clusters and disperse, all within roughly 2 cr ossing times (10 Myr), supporting recent claims that star formation is a rapid process. Simple assumptions about the nature of the star formation occurring in the clusters allows us to place a n stimate for the star formation efficiency at about 5 to 10… CONTINUE READING

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