The simulation of molecular clouds formation in the Milky Way

  title={The simulation of molecular clouds formation in the Milky Way},
  author={Sergey Khoperskov and Evgenii O. Vasiliev and Andrey M. Sobolev and Alexander V. Khoperskov},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Using 3D hydrodynamic calculations we simulate formation of molecular clouds in the Galaxy. The simulations take into account molecular hydrogen chemical kinetics, cooling and heating processes. Comprehensive gravitational potential accounts for contributions from the stellar bulge, two and four armed spiral structure, stellar disk, dark halo and takes into account self-gravitation of the gaseous component. Gas clouds in our model form in the spiral arms due to shear and wiggle instabilities… 

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