Journal article

### The radius of baryonic collapse in disc galaxy formation

Abstract:

In the standard picture of disc galaxy formation, baryons and dark matter receive the same tidal torques, and therefore approximately the same initial specific angular momentum. However, observations indicate that disc galaxies typically have only about half as much specific angular momentum as their dark matter haloes. We argue this does not necessarily imply that baryons lose this much specific angular momentum as they form galaxies. It may instead indicate that galaxies are most directly r...

### Authors

Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume:
424
Issue:
1
Pages:
502-507
Publication date:
2012-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
Source identifiers:
342874
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:342874
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Local pid:
pubs:342874
Deposit date:
2012-12-19