Evolution of fractality and rotation in embedded star clusters

More and more observations indicate that young star clusters could retain imprints of their formation process. In particular, the degree of substructuring and rotation are possibly the direct result of the collapse of the parent molecular cloud from which these systems form. Such properties can, in principle, be washed-out, but they are also expected to have an impact on the relaxation of these systems. We ran and analysed a set of 10 hydrodynamical simulations of the formation of embedded star clusters through the collapse of turbulent massive molecular clouds. We systematically studied the fractality of our star clusters, showing that they are all extremely substructured (fractal dimension D = 1.0-1.8). We also found that fractality is slowly reduced, with time, on small scales, while it persists on large scales on longer time-scales. Signatures of rotation are found in different simulations at every time of the evolution, even for slightly supervirial substructures, proving that the parent molecular gas transfers part of its angular momentum to the new stellar systems.