Low-metallicity star formation

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We study the evolution of low-metallicity star-forming clouds up to the formation of protostars by way of radiation hydrodynamics with spherical symmetry. From obtained thermal evolution, we discuss their fragmentation mass scales. From the structure of the envelope at the time of protostar formation, we derive the protostellar accretion rate and calculate the evolution of protostars in the main accretion phase. Finally, we evaluate the upper limit on the stellar mass by the stellar feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTours Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics - VII
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 20
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Tours Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2009 Nov 162009 Nov 20

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other7th Tours Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics


  • Pop II stars
  • Pop III stars
  • Stars formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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