product description page

Earliest Stages of Massive Clustered Star Formation : Fragmentation of Infrared Dark Clouds (Reprint)

Earliest Stages of Massive Clustered Star Formation : Fragmentation of Infrared Dark Clouds (Reprint) - image 1 of 1

about this item

This thesis presents an in-depth, high-resolution observational study on the very beginning of the formation process: the fragmentation of dense molecular clouds known as infrared dark clouds (IRDCs). Using the Submillimeter Array (SMA) and Very Large Array (VLA) radio interferometers, the author has discovered a common picture of hierarchical fragmentation that challenges some of the leading theoretical models and suggests a new, observation-driven understanding of how massive star formation in clustered environments may begin: it is initiated by the hierarchical fragmentation of a dense filament from 10 pc down to 0.01 pc, and the stellar mass buildup is simultaneously fed by hierarchical accretion at similar scales. The new scenario points out the importance of turbulence and filamentary structure, which are now receiving increasing attention and further tests from both observers and theorists.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Science, Technology
Series Title: Springer Theses
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Ke Wang
Language: English
Street Date: August 26, 2016
TCIN: 51553976
UPC: 9783662524282
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3103

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.