Simulating the Formation of Primordial Proto-Stars

03/2008; DOI: 10.1063/1.2905546
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ABSTRACT We study the formation of primordial proto-stars in a ΛCDM universe using high-resolution cosmological simulations. Our approach includes all the relevant atomic and molecular physics necessary to follow the thermal evolution of a prestellar gas cloud to very high densities. We describe the numerical implementation of the physics. We show the results of a simulation of the formation of primordial stars in a reionized gas. AIP Conference Proceedings. v.990, n.1, 2008, p.21-24

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