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Session 24 - General Interstellar Medium.
Oral session, Monday, June 10
Historical Society,

[24.05] A Prediction for the Superbubble Size Distribution

M. S. Oey, C. J. Clarke (IoA)

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Superbubbles created by the stellar winds and supernovae of OB associations are presumed to grow according to the simple analytical expression R\propto(L/n)^1/5t^3/5, where R is the shell radius, L is the mechanical power, and n is the ambient density. This adiabatic model can be combined with the \hii\ region luminosity function to predict a galactic size distribution for superbubbles, that can be compared to those observed by \hi\ surveys of nearby galaxies. Such a comparison can yield insight on the global structure of the interstellar medium and the large-scale effect of massive stars.

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