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2009ApJ...694L..26G - Astrophys. J., 694, L26-L30 (2009/March-3)

Driving turbulence and triggering star formation by ionizing radiation.

GRITSCHNEDER M., NAAB T., WALCH S., BURKERT A. and HEITSCH F.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present high-resolution simulations on the impact of ionizing radiation of massive O stars on the surrounding turbulent interstellar medium (ISM). The simulations are performed with the newly developed software iVINE which combines ionization with smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and gravitational forces. We show that radiation from hot stars penetrates the ISM, efficiently heats cold low-density gas and amplifies overdensities seeded by the initial turbulence. The formation of observed pillar-like structures in star-forming regions (e.g. in M16) can be explained by this scenario. At the tip of the pillars gravitational collapse can be induced, eventually leading to the formation of low-mass stars. Detailed analysis of the evolution of the turbulence spectra shows that UV radiation of O stars indeed provides an excellent mechanism to sustain and even drive turbulence in the parental molecular cloud.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: structure - methods: numerical - stars: formation - turbulence - ultraviolet: ISM

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