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A UNIVERSAL, TURBULENCE-REGULATED STAR FORMATION LAW: FROM MILKY WAY CLOUDS TO HIGH-REDSHIFT DISK AND STARBURST GALAXIES

Salim, Diane; Federrath, Christoph; Kewley, Lisa

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While the star formation rate (SFR) of molecular clouds and galaxies is key in understanding galaxy evolution, the physical processes that determine the SFR remain unclear. This uncertainty about the underlying physics has resulted in various different star formation (SF) laws, all having substantial intrinsic scatter. Extending upon previous works that define the column density of star formation (∑<inf>SFR</inf>) by the gas column density (∑<inf>gas</inf>), we develop a new universal SF law...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103188
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/806/2/L36

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