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Paper: The Formation of Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
Volume: 424, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society
Page: 159
Authors: Stamatellos, D.; Whitworth, A.
Abstract: Brown dwarfs and low-mass stars may form by gravitational fragmentation of unstable disks. This model reproduces the brown dwarf desert, and provides an explanation for the existence of planetary-mass objects and for the binary properties of low-mass objects. We have performed an ensemble of radiative hydrodynamic simulations and determined the statistical properties of the low-mass objects produced by gravitational fragmentation of disks.
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