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Paper: The Role of Thermal Instability in Star Formation
Volume: 359, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2006
Page: 137
Authors: Falle, S.A.E.G.; Ager, M.; Hartquist, T.W.
Abstract: The observations tell us that the density in the Giant Molecular Clouds in which stars are formed is inhomogeneous on a variety of scales, but it seems unlikely that this is due to the action of gravitational instability. This paper describes numerical calculations using an AMR MHD code that show that thermal instability may have an important role to play in the formation of this structure.
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