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Modeling collapse and accretion in turbulent gas clouds: Implementation and comparison of sink particles in AMR and SPH

Federrath, Christoph; Banerjee, Robi; Clark, Paul C.; Klessen, Ralf S.


Star formation is such a complex process that accurate numerical tools are needed to quantitatively examine the mass distribution and accretion of fragments in collapsing, turbulent, magnetized gas clouds. To enable a numerical treatment of this regime, we implemented sink particles in the adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) hydrodynamics code FLASH. Sink particles are created in regions of local gravitational collapse, and their trajectories and accretion can be followed over many dynamical times....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The Astrophysical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/713/1/269


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