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Paper: Two-Stage Fragmentation Model for Cluster Formation
Volume: 476, New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA Era
Page: 339
Authors: Bailey, N. D.; Basu, S.
Abstract: We extend the linear analysis of the non-ideal magnetohydrodynamic equations for a model planar molecular cloud to apply to the context of clustered star formation. We propose and show that the collapse time and length scales for substructures (cores) with a collapsing clump can be dramatically smaller than for the clump itself. The varying collapse times and length scales for clumps versus cores implies that cluster formation can be achieved through a hierarchical two-stage fragmentation process within a molecular cloud.
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