The evolution of the stellar mass function in star clusters

@article{Kruijssen2009TheEO,
  title={The evolution of the stellar mass function in star clusters},
  author={J. Kruijssen},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2009},
  volume={507},
  pages={1409-1423}
}
  • J. Kruijssen
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Context. The dynamical escape of stars from star clusters affects the shape of the stellar mass function (MF) in these clusters, because the escape probability of a star depends on its mass. This is found in N-body simulations and has been approximated in analytical cluster models by fitting the evolution of the MF. Both approaches are naturally restricted to the set of boundary conditions for which the simulations were performed. Aims. The objective of this paper is to provide and to apply a… CONTINUE READING
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