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Evolutionary Trends in Star Formation

Urquhart, J.S. (2023) Evolutionary Trends in Star Formation. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, . ISSN 1743-9213. E-ISSN 1743-9221. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:103065)

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Over the past 20 years, the Galactic plane has been surveyed at high resolution at wavelengths from 1 micron through to 20 cm. The combination of these surveys have produced large samples of deeply embedded young stars located across the Galactic disc. These continuum surveys are complemented by spectral line surveys of thermal, radio recombination, and molecular maser (OH, H2O, CH3OH) lines. The identified sources cover the whole range of evolutionary stages in the star formation process. This information has been used to calculate the physical properties of these stages and evaluate the impact of environment and location on star formation across the Galactic disc. This review provides an overview of some of the most significant studies in recent years and discusses how the evolutionary sequence has been used to investigate the correlation of other star formation tracers and maser associations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Masers, star: formation, ISM: molecules, ISM: surveys
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: James Urquhart
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2023 11:04 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2023 09:36 UTC
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