Crocker, Roland; Krumholz, Mark; Thompson, Todd A.; Baumgardt, Holger; Mackey, Dougal
The large columns of dusty gas enshrouding and fuelling star formation in young, massive stellar clusters may render such systems optically thick to radiation well into the infrared. This raises the prospect that both 'direct' radiation pressure produced by absorption of photons leaving stellar surfaces and 'indirect' radiation pressure from photons absorbed and then re-emitted by dust grains may be important sources of feedback in such systems. Here, we evaluate this possibility by deriving...[Show more]
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