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Accretion, radial flows and abundance gradients in spiral galaxies

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The metal-poor gas continuously accreting on to the discs of spiral galaxies is unlikely to arrive from the intergalactic medium (IGM) with exactly the same rotation velocity as the galaxy itself and even a small angular momentum mismatch inevitably drives radial gas flows within the disc, with significant consequences to galaxy evolution. Here, we provide some general analytic tools to compute accretion profiles, radial gas flows and abundance gradients in spiral galaxies as a function of th...

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Published
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10.1093/mnras/stv2397

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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TheChemical
LocalGroupGalaxies’,prot. 2010LY5N2T
Dynamical EvolutionoftheMilkyWay
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal website
Volume:
455
Issue:
3
Pages:
2308-2322
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
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597662
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uuid:191f8c1c-6809-45d0-a2d1-c64e829f6bc5
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pubs:597662
Deposit date:
2016-01-26

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