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Paper: Massive Star Formation triggered by Galactic HII Regions
Volume: 387, Massive Star Formation: Observations Confront Theory
Page: 338
Authors: Deharveng, L.; Zavagno, A.
Abstract: We discuss a few aspects of star formation triggered by HII regions. We show that, in a given region, different processes can be at work to trigger star formation in the layer of neutral material collected around the ionized gas, during the expansion of the HII region; stars of all masses can be formed there. We show that the collect & collapse process can trigger the formation of massive stars, even in an inhomogeneous (an possibly turbulent) medium. The luminosity of the most massive second-generation star observed until now to be formed by triggering corresponds to an O8 star.
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