The formation of brown dwarfs

  • A. P. W HITWORTH, S. P. G OODWIN
  • Published 2005

Abstract

We review four mechanisms for forming brown dwarfs: (i) turbulent fragmentation (producing very low-mass prestellar cores); (ii) gravitational instabilities in discs; (iii) dynamical ejection of stellar embryos from their placental cores; and (iv) photo-erosion of pre-existing cores in HII regions. We argue (a) that these are simply the mechanisms of low… (More)

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@inproceedings{HITWORTH2005TheFO, title={The formation of brown dwarfs}, author={A. P. W HITWORTH and S. P. G OODWIN}, year={2005} }