Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Higher-order generalized uncertainty principle corrections to the Jeans mass
Physics and Astronomy College, China West Normal University, 637009, Nanchong, China
2 School of Mathematics and Physics, University of South China, 421001, Hengyang, China
3 School of Information Science and Engineering, Chengdu University, 610106, Chengdu, China
Accepted: 16 August 2021
Published online: 21 August 2021
The Jeans instability is regarded as an important tool for analyzing the dynamics of a self-gravitating system. However, this theory is challenging since astronomical observation data show some Bok globules, whose masses are less than the Jeans mass and still have stars or at least undergo the star formation process. To explain this problem, we investigate the effects of the higher-order generalized uncertainty principle on the Jeans mass of the collapsing molecular cloud. The results in this paper show that the higher order generalized uncertainty principle has a very significant effect on the canonical energy and gravitational potential of idea gas, and finally leads to a modified Jeans mass lower than the original case, which is conducive to the generation of stars in small mass Bok globules. Furthermore, we estimate the new generalized uncertainty principle parameter by applying various data of Bok globules, and find that the range of magnitude of is .
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