Recent Publications

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Review Articles


A. Boss, R. Fisher, R.I. Klein, & C.F. McKee. The Jeans Condition and Collapsing Molecular Cloud Cores: Filaments or Binaries? ApJ, 528, 325 (2000).

C.L. Curry & C.F. McKee. Composite Polytrope Models of Molecular Clouds. I. Theory . ApJ, 528, 734 (2000).

J.P. Williams, L. Blitz, & C.F. McKee. The Structure and Evolution of Molecular Clouds: From Clumps to Cores to the IMF, in Protostars and Planets IV, ed. V. Mannings, A.P. Boss, & S. Russell (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), p. 97 (2000).

J.D. Slavin, C.F. McKee, & D.J. Hollenbach. Photoionization of Galactic Halo Gas by Old Supernova Remnants. ApJ, 541, 218 (2000).

A. Parravano, D. Hollenbach, & C.F. McKee. The FUV Radiation Field and the Two Phase Structure of the Interstellar Medium, in Cosmic Evolution and Galaxy Formation: Structure, Interactions, and Feedback, ed. J. Franco, E. Terlevich, O. Lopez-Cruz, & I. Aretxaga (San Francisco: ASP), p. 87 (2000).

C.D. Matzner & C.F. McKee. Efficiencies of Low-Mass Star and Star Cluster Formation, ApJ, 545, 364 (2000).

C.F. McKee. Polytropes: Implications for Molecular Clouds and Dark Matter, in From Darkness to Light: Young Stellar Clusters, ed. T. Montmerle & P. Andre (San Francisco: ASP), p. 155 (2001).

R.I. Klein, R. Fisher, & C.F. McKee. Fragmentation and Star Formation in Turbulent Cores, in The Formation and Evolution of Binary Stars, ed. B. Reipurth & H. Zinnecker (San Francisco: ASP), p. 361 (2001).

J.C. Tan, C.D. Matzner, & C.F. McKee. Transrelativistic Blast Waves in Supernovae as Gamma Ray Burst Progenitors, ApJ, 551, 946 (2001).

J.C. Tan, C.D. Matzner, & C.F. McKee. Tranrelativistic Blast Wave Model for SN 1998bw and GRB 980425, in Relativistic Astrophysics: 20th Texas Symposium, ed. J.C. Wheeler and H. Martel (New York: AIP), p. 638 (2001).

C.F. McKee & J.C. Tan. Massive Star Formation in 100000 Years from Turbulent and Pressurized Molecular Clouds, Nature, 416, 59 (2002).

J.C. Tan & C.F. McKee. The Formation of Massive Stars and Star Clusters, in Hot Star Workshop III: The Earliest Stages of Massive Star Birth, ed. P.A. Crowther (San Francisco: ASP), p. 267 (2002).

A. Sternberg, C.F. McKee, & M. Wolfire. HI Gas in Dark-Matter Minihalos and the Compact High Velocity Clouds, ApJ Suppl. 143, 419 (2002).

A. Parravano, D.J. Hollenbach, & C.F. McKee. Time Dependence of the Ultraviolet Radiation Field in the Local Interstellar Medium, ApJ, 584, 797 (2003).

C.F. McKee & J.C. Tan. The Formation of Massive Stars from Turbulent Cores, ApJ, 585, 850 (2003).

R.I. Klein, R.T. Fisher, M.R. Krumholz, & C.F. McKee. Recent Advances in the Collapse and Fragmentation of Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores;Rev. Mexicana de Astronomia Astrofisica (Seria de Conferencias);15;92 (2003).

M.G. Wolfire, C.F. McKee, D.J. Hollenbach, & A.G.G.M. Tielens. Neutral Atomic Phases of the ISM in the Galaxy, ApJ, 587, 278 (2003).

C.F. McKee & J.H. Taylor. The Decade Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, in Small Telescopes in the New Millennium I. Perceptions, Productivities, and Priorities, ed. T. Oswalt (Dordrecht: Kluwer), p7 (2003).

J.C. Tan & C.F. McKee. Mass Limits to Primordial Star Formation from Protostellar Feedback, in Proceedings of the 13th Astrophysics Conference in Maryland: The Emergence of Cosmic Structure, ed. S. Holt & C. Reynolds (New York: AIP), p. 93 (2003).

R.I. Klein, R.T. Fisher, M.R. Krumholz, & C.F. McKee. Recent Advances in the Collapse and Fragmentation of Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores, R.Mx.A.C., 15, 92 (2003).

M.R. Krumholz, R.T. Fisher, R.I. Klein, & C.F. McKee. Realistic Initial Conditions for Star Formation Simulations, R.Mx.A.C., 15, 138 (2003).

J.C. Tan & C.F. McKee. The Formation of the First Stars I. Mass Infall Rates, Accretion Disk Structure, and Protostellar Evolution, ApJ, 603, 383 (2004).

C.F. McKee, D. Hollenbach, & M.G. Wolfire. Phases of the Interstellar Medium in the Milky Way, in The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies, eds. S. Pfalzner, C. Kramer, C. Straubmeier & A. Heithausen (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), p. 395 (2004).

M.R. Krumholz, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. Embedding Lagrangian Sink Particles in Eulerian Grids, ApJ, 611, 399 (2004).

J.C. Tan & C.F. McKee. Feedback and Formation of Massive Star Clusters in Giant Molecular Clouds, in Cancun Workshop on Formation and Evolution of Young Massive Clusters, ASP Conf Series, Vol. 322, eds. H.J.G.L.M. Lamers, A. Nota, & L. Smith (San Francisco: ASP), p. 263 (2004).

C.F. McKee. Massive Star Formation: Now and Then, in Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium, eds. D. Johnstone, F.C. Adams, D.N.C. Lin, D.A. Neufeld & E.C. Ostriker (San Francisco: ASP), p. 21 (2004).

R.I. Klein, R. Fisher, C.F. McKee & M.R. Krumholz. Recent Advances in the Collapse and Fragmentation of Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores, in Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium, eds. D. Johnstone, F.C. Adams, D.N.C. Lin, D.A. Neufeld & E.C. Ostriker (San Francisco: ASP), p. 227 (2004).

M.R. Krumholz, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. Embedding Lagrangian Sink Particles in Eulerian Grids, in Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium, eds. D. Johnstone, F.C. Adams, D.N.C. Lin, D.A. Neufeld & E.C. Ostriker (San Francisco: ASP), p. 401 (2004).

R.I. Klein, R. Fisher, & C.F. McKee. Resolution Issues in the Collapse and Fragmentation of Turbulent Molecular Cloud Cores, R. Mx. A. C., 22, 3 (2004).

M.R. Krumholz, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. How Protostellar Outflows Help Massive Stars Form, ApJ, 618, L33 (2005).

M.R. Krumholz, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. Bondi Accretion in the Presence of Vorticity, ApJ, 618, 757 (2005).

R.K. Crockett, P. Colella, R.T. Fisher, R.I. Klein, & C.F. McKee. An Unsplit, Cell-Centered Godunov Method for Ideal MHD, J. Comp. Phys., 203, 422 (2005).

M.R. Krumholz & C.F. McKee. A General Theory of Turbulence-Regulated Star Formation, from Spirals to ULIRGs, ApJ, 630, 250 (2005).

S. Chakrabarti & C.F. McKee. Far-IR SEDs of Embedded Protostars and Dusty Galaxies. I. Theory for Spherical Sources, ApJ, 631, 792 (2005).

C.F. McKee & S. Chakrabarti. SEDs of Massive Protostars, in Massive Star Birth: A Crossroads of Astrophysics, eds. R. Cesaroni, E. Churchwell, M. Felli, & M. Walmsley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), p. 276 (2005).

M.R. Krumholz, R.I. Klein, & C.F. McKee. Radiation Pressure in Massive Star Formation, in Massive Star Birth: A Crossroads of Astrophysics, eds. R. Cesaroni, E. Churchwell, M. Felli, & M. Walmsley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), p. 231 (2005).

M.R. Krumholz, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. Stars Form by Gravitational Collapse and Not Competitive Accretion, Nature, 438, 322 (2005).

D. Hollenbach, A. Parravano, & C.F. McKee. An Effective Initial Mass Function for Galactic Disks, in The Initial Mass Function 50 Years Later, eds. E. Corbelli, F. Palla, & H. Zinnecker (Dordrecht: Springer), p. 417 (2005).

J.S. Warren, J.P. Hughes, C. Badenes, P. Ghavamian, C.F. McKee, D. Moffett, P.P. Plucinsky, C. Rakowski, E. Reynoso, & P. Slane. Cosmic Ray Acceleration at the Forward Shock in Tycho's Supernova Remnant from Chandra X-ray Observations, ApJ, 674, 376 (2005).

M.R. Krumholz, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. Bondi-Hoyle Accretion in a Turbulent Medium, ApJ, 638, 369 (2006).

J.C. Tan, M.R. Krumholz, & C.F. McKee. Equilibrium Star Cluster Formation, ApJ, 641, L121 (2006).

T. Fang, C.F. McKee, C.R. Canizares, & M. Wolfire. A Galactic Origin for the Local Ionized X-Ray Absorbers, ApJ, 644, 174 (2006).

F. Nakamura, C.F. McKee, R.I. Klein, & R.T. Fisher. On the Hydrodynamic Interaction of Shock Waves with Interstellar Clouds. II. The Effect of Smooth Cloud Boundaries on Cloud Destruction and Cloud Turbulence, ApJS, 164, 477 (2006).

M.R. Krumholz, C.D. Matzner, & C.F. McKee. The Global Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds. I. Model Formulation and Quasi-Equilibrium Behavior, ApJ, 653, 361 (2006).

P.-S. Li, C.F. McKee, & R.I. Klein. The Heavy-Ion Approximation for Ambipolar Diffusion Calculations for Weakly Ionized Plasmas, ApJ, 653, 1280 (2006).

A. Parravano, C.F. McKee, & D.J. Hollenbach. The Stellar Initial Mass Function and Star Formation in the Galaxy, Revista de Mexicana Fisica, S52 (3) 1-4 (2006).

H. Beuther, E.B. Churchwell, C.F. McKee, & J.C. Tan. The Formation of Massive Stars, in Protostars and Planets V, eds. B. Reipurth, D. Jewitt, & K. Keil (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), p. 165 (2007).

J. E. G. Peek, M. E. Putman, C. F. McKee, C. Heiles, & S. Stanimirovic. Reconstructing Deconstruction: High-Velocity Cloud Distance through Disruption Morphology, ApJ, 656, 907 (2007).

M.R. Krumholz, R.I. Klein, & C.F. McKee. Radiation-Hydrodynamic Simulations of Collapse and Fragmentation in Massive Protostellar Cores, ApJ, 656, 959 (2007).