Extended Data Fig. 2: Gravitational instability of the growing core. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 2: Gravitational instability of the growing core.

From: Formation of massive black holes in rapidly growing pre-galactic gas clouds

Extended Data Fig. 2

The ratio of the enclosed gas mass Menc and the Jeans mass MJeans as a function enclosed gas mass is shown for the MMH (solid lines) and the LWH (dashed lines) when each halo first becomes gravitationally unstable (thick black lines), that is, when Menc/MJeans ≥ 1 (shaded region), and in the final simulation state (thin blue lines). The orange circles and red squares indicate the mass scale of the collapsing gas cloud that is co-located with the centre of the host halo.

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