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Structure in Star Forming Regions

Lee, Pawel (2016) Structure in Star Forming Regions. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Stars form in clumpy, highly substructured environments. In this thesis I set up N-body simulations of substructured star forming regions and investigate the impact that the substructure has on the survival of the star forming regions. I also present a broad range of methods used in other fields to quantify and identify structure. I discuss their strengths and shortcomings and assess their suitability for use in astronomical contexts. I use the Q and Λ methods to compare the distributions of class I and class II sources in observed star forming regions to learn more about the dynamical evolution of systems and infer whether they are bound or unbound.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Physics and Astronomy (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.682318
Depositing User: Mr Pawel Lee
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 13:24
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 13:10
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/12395

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