Recent developments in simulations of low-mass star formation

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Abstract

In star forming regions, we can observe different evolutionary stages of various objects and phenomena such as molecular clouds, protostellar jets and outflows, circumstellar disks, and protostars. However, it is difficult to directly observe the star formation process itself, because it is veiled by the dense infalling envelope. Numerical simulations can unveil the star formation process in the collapsing gas cloud. Recently, some studies showed protostar formation from the prestellar core stage, in which both molecular clouds and protostars are resolved with sufficient spatial resolution. These simulations showed fragmentation and binary formation, outflow and jet driving, and circumstellar disk formation in the collapsing gas clouds. In addition, the angular momentum transfer and dissipation process of the magnetic field in the star formation process were investigated. In this paper, I review recent developments in numerical simulations of low-mass star formation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Star Formation
EditorsJoao Alves, Bruce G. Elmegreen, Josep M. Girart, Virginia Trimble, Virginia Trimble
Pages65-72
Number of pages8
EditionS270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS270
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

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star formation
protostars
molecular clouds
simulation
gases
momentum transfer
fragmentation
envelopes
dissipation
angular momentum
spatial resolution
stars
magnetic fields

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Machida, M. (2011). Recent developments in simulations of low-mass star formation. In J. Alves, B. G. Elmegreen, J. M. Girart, V. Trimble, & V. Trimble (Eds.), Computational Star Formation (S270 ed., pp. 65-72). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S270). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311000196

Recent developments in simulations of low-mass star formation. / Machida, Masahiro.

Computational Star Formation. ed. / Joao Alves; Bruce G. Elmegreen; Josep M. Girart; Virginia Trimble; Virginia Trimble. S270. ed. 2011. p. 65-72 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S270).

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Machida, M 2011, Recent developments in simulations of low-mass star formation. in J Alves, BG Elmegreen, JM Girart, V Trimble & V Trimble (eds), Computational Star Formation. S270 edn, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, no. S270, vol. 6, pp. 65-72. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311000196
Machida M. Recent developments in simulations of low-mass star formation. In Alves J, Elmegreen BG, Girart JM, Trimble V, Trimble V, editors, Computational Star Formation. S270 ed. 2011. p. 65-72. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S270). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311000196
Machida, Masahiro. / Recent developments in simulations of low-mass star formation. Computational Star Formation. editor / Joao Alves ; Bruce G. Elmegreen ; Josep M. Girart ; Virginia Trimble ; Virginia Trimble. S270. ed. 2011. pp. 65-72 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S270).
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