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Paper: Magnetic Fields and Star Formation – Observations Confront Theory
Volume: 343, Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions
Page: 111
Authors: Crutcher, R.M.
Abstract: I describe how observations of magnetic field strengths and morphologies test the two extreme-case theoretical paradigms for what drives star formation: ambipolar diffusion and compressible turbulence, and discuss the results of confronting the theories with current observations of magnetic fields.
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