Low-metallicity star formation: The characteristic mass and upper mass limit

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Abstract

We consider the fragmentation mass scale of low-metallicity clouds based on their thermal evolution. Then we present the protostellar evolution in the main accretion phase, and discuss the upper limit on the stellar mass by the stellar feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLow-Metallicity Star Formation
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the First Stars to Dwarf Galaxies
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages49-55
Number of pages7
EditionS255
ISBN (Print)2312312312312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS255
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • Stars: formation
  • Stars: Population II

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