Molecular Clouds: Observation to Experiment
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 298, Numbers 1-2, July 2005 , pp. 261-265(5)
Abstract:Our ongoing investigation of how ‘Pillars’ and other structure form in molecular clouds irradiated by ultraviolet (UV) stars has revealed that the Rayleigh–Taylor instability is strongly suppressed by recombination in the photoevaporated outflow, that clumps and filaments may be key, that the evolution of structure is well-modeled by compressible hydrodynamics, and that directionality of the UV radiation may have significant effects. We discuss a generic, flexible set of laboratory experiments that can test these results.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 94551, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan, 3: Astronomy Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA, 4: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 94551, USA,
Publication date: July 1, 2005