Radiation hydrodynamics simulations of massive star formation using Monte Carlo radiation transfer
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We present a radiation hydrodynamics simulation of the formation of a massive star using a Monte Carlo treatment for the radiation field. We find that strong, high speed bipolar cavities are driven by the radiation from the protostar, and that accretion occurs stochastically from a circumstellar disc. We have computed spectral energy distributions and images at each timestep, which may in future be used to compare our models with photometric, spectroscopic, and interferometric observations of young massive stellar objects.
This is the author accepted manuscript.
In: Stamatellos D., Goodwin S., Ward-Thompson D. (eds) The Labyrinth of Star Formation. Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, vol 36, pp. 395-399