The mass function of dense molecular cores and the origin of the IMF

@inproceedings{Alves2006TheMF,
  title={The mass function of dense molecular cores and the origin of the IMF},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Alves and Marco Lombardi and Charles J. Lada},
  year={2006}
}
Context. Stars form in the cold dense cores of interstellar molecular clouds and the detailed knowledge of the spectrum of masses o f such cores is clearly a key for the understanding of the origi n of the IMF. To date, observations have presented somewhat c ontradictory evidence relating to this issue. Aims. In this paper we propose to derive the mass function of a compl ete sample of dense molecular cores in a single cloud employi ng a robust method that uses uses extinction of background… CONTINUE READING

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