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Title: Star formation and the initial mass function
Authors: Padoan, P.
Nordlund, A.
Issue Date: 2-Jul-2002
Citation: Simulations of MHD Turbulence in Astrophysics: Recent Achievements and Perspectives
Paris, France
Abstract: Supersonic turbulence fragments the interstellar medium into dense sheets, filaments, cores and large low density voids, thanks to a complex network of highly radioactive shocks. The turbulence is driven on the large scale predominantly by super novae. While on large scale the magnetic energy is in approximate equipartition with the kinetic energy of the turbulence, on the scale of a few pc the turbulent kinetic energy exceeds the magnetic energy.
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