The W43-MM1 mini-starburst ridge, a test for star formation efficiency models ?

  title={The W43-MM1 mini-starburst ridge, a test for star formation efficiency models ?},
  author={Fabien Louvet and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Motte and Patrick Hennebelle and Ian A. Bonnell and Sylvain Bontemps and Antoine Gusdorf and T. Hill and Fr'ed'eric Gueth and Nicolas Peretto and Ana Duarte-Cabral and Gwendoline St{\'e}phan and Peter Schilke and Timea Csengeri and Q. Nguyen Luong and Dariusz C. Lis},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. Star formation e ciency (SFE) theories are currently based on statistical distributions of turbulent cloud structures and a simple model of star formation from cores. They remain poorly tested, especially at the highest densities. Aims. We investigate the e ects of gas density on the SFE through measurements of the core formation e ciency (CFE). With a total mass of 2 10 4 M , the W43-MM1 ridge is one of the most convincing candidate precursors of Galactic starburst clusters and thus… 

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