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Paper: From Molecular Clouds Fragmentation to the IMF: A Probabilistic Approach
Volume: 320, The Neutral ISM in Starburst Galaxies
Page: 44
Authors: Moultaka, J.; Pelat, D.
Abstract: We present a probabilistic approach allowing to derive the IMF in galaxies considering only a few starting hypotheses. The IMF can be deduced from the mass distribution law of a fragmented molecular cloud aggregates. This study shows that this law is a 2 parameter log-normal one and observations of molecular clouds and stellar systems seem to agree well with it.
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