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Mass Function of Newly Formed Stars

Hillenbrand, L. A. (1997) Mass Function of Newly Formed Stars. In: The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies. Springer Proceedings in Physics. No.91. Springer , Berlin, pp. 601-609. ISBN 978-3-642-62348-6.

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The topic of the stellar “original mass function” has a nearly 50 year history, dating to the publication in 1955 of Salpeter’s seminal paper. In this review I discuss the many more recent results that have emerged on the initial mass function (IMF), as it is now called, from studies over the last decade of resolved populations in star forming regions and young open clusters.

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Subject Keywords:Star Formation; Molecular Cloud; Stellar Mass; Luminosity Function; Star Formation History
Series Name:Springer Proceedings in Physics
Issue or Number:91
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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