IA/U.Lisboa Seminar - Disk Fragmentation During Primordial Star Formation - 22 dezembro 2016



Disk Fragmentation During Primordial Star Formation

Jayanta Dutta

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Mohali, India


It is generally believed that angular momentum is distributed during the gravitational collapse of the primordial star forming cloud. However, so far there has been little understanding of the exact details of the distribution. We use the modified version of the Gadget-2 code, three-dimensional SPH simulation, to follow the evolution of the collapsing gas in both idealized as well as more realistic minihalos. We find that, despite the lack of any initial turbulence and magnetic fields in the clouds the angular momentum profile follows the same characteristic power-law that has been reported in studies that employed fully self-consistent cosmological initial conditions. We conclude that the specific angular momentum of the self gravitating rotating gas in the primordial minihalos maintains a scaling relation with the gas mass. We also discuss the effect of rotation and molecular hydrogen during the collapse of primordial star-forming clouds.


22 de dezembro de 2016 | 11:30


Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa (Seminar room)
Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa
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