The Formation and Fragmentation of Primordial Molecular Clouds

  title={The Formation and Fragmentation of Primordial Molecular Clouds},
  author={Tom Abel and Greg L. Bryan and Michael L. Norman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={39 - 44}
Many questions in physical cosmology regarding the thermal history of the intergalactic medium, chemical enrichment, reionization, etc., are thought to be intimately related to the nature and evolution of pregalactic structure. In particular, the efficiency of primordial star formation and the primordial initial mass function are of special interest. We present results from high-resolution three-dimensional adaptive mesh refinement simulations that follow the collapse of primordial molecular… 

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