Star formation through gravitational collapse and competitive accretion

@article{Bonnell2006StarFT,
  title={Star formation through gravitational collapse and competitive accretion},
  author={I. Bonnell and M. Bate},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={370},
  pages={488-494}
}
  • I. Bonnell, M. Bate
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Competitive accretion, a process to explain the origin of the initial mass function (IMF), occurs when stars in a common gravitational potential accrete from a distributed gaseous component. Stars located near the centre of the potential benefit from the gravitational attraction of the full potential and accrete at much higher rates than do isolated stars. We show that concerns recently raised on the efficiency of competitive accretion are incorrect as they use globally averaged properties… CONTINUE READING
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