The density structure of supersonic self-gravitating turbulence

@article{Khullar2021TheDS,
  title={The density structure of supersonic self-gravitating turbulence},
  author={Shivan Khullar and Christoph Federrath and Mark R. Krumholz and Christopher D. Matzner},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2021}
}
We conduct numerical experiments to determine the density probability distribution function (PDF) produced in supersonic, isothermal, self-gravitating turbulence of the sort that is ubiquitous in star-forming molecular clouds. Our experiments cover a wide range of turbulent Mach number and virial parameter, allowing us for the first time to determine how the PDF responds as these parameters vary, and we introduce a new diagnostic, the dimensionless star formation efficiency versus density… Expand

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