From Molecular Cores to Stars and Brown Dwarfs

  • Matthew R. Bate


In this paper, we review the results from numerical simulations that investigate the evolution of molecular cores into stars and brown dwarfs. We begin by discussing the four main processes involved in this evolution, fragmentation, accretion, interactions with discs, and stellar dynamical interactions. We then discuss large-scale calculations in which all of these processes are model simultaneously. Finally, we review results that have been obtained from past magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) calculations of fragmentation and look towards future MHD calculations.


accretion accretion discs binaries: general brown dwarfs hydrodynamics stars: formation 


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  • Matthew R. Bate
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  1. 1.School of PhysicsUniversity of ExeterUK

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