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The role of gas infall in the evolution of disc galaxies

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Autor(es):
Molla, Mercedes ; Diaz, Ngeles I. ; Gibson, Brad K. ; Cavichia, Oscar ; Lopez-Sanchez, Angel-R.
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 462, n. 2, p. 1329-1340, OCT 21 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 13
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Spiral galaxies are thought to acquire their gas through a protracted infall phase resulting in the inside-out growth of their associated discs. For field spirals, this infall occurs in the lower density environments of the cosmic web. The overall infall rate, as well as the galactocentric radius at which this infall is incorporated into the star-forming disc, plays a pivotal role in shaping the characteristics observed today. Indeed, characterizing the functional form of this spatio-temporal infall in situ is exceedingly difficult, and one is forced to constrain these forms using the present day state of galaxies with model or simulation predictions. We present the infall rates used as input to a grid of chemical evolution models spanning the mass spectrum of discs observed today. We provide a systematic comparison with alternate analytical infall schemes in the literature, including a first comparison with cosmological simulations. Identifying the degeneracies associated with the adopted infall rate prescriptions in galaxy models is an important step in the development of a consistent picture of disc galaxy formation and evolution. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/54006-4 - Um cluster de computadores para o Departamento de Astronomia do IAG-USP e para o Núcleo de Astrofísica da UNICSUL
Beneficiário:Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Equipamentos Multiusuários
Processo FAPESP: 12/22236-3 - Evolução temporal/redshift de gradientes radiais de abundâncias
Beneficiário:Roberto Dell'Aglio Dias da Costa
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Pesquisador Visitante - Internacional