# Journal article

## Feeding compact bulges and supermassive black holes with low angular momentum cosmic gas at high redshift

Abstract:

We use cosmological hydrodynamical simulations to show that a significant fraction of the gas in high redshift rare massive haloes falls nearly radially to their very centre on extremely short time-scales. This process results in the formation of very compact bulges with specific angular momentum a factor of 5-30 smaller than the average angular momentum of the baryons in the whole halo. Such low angular momentum originates from both segregation and effective cancellation when the gas flows t...

### Authors

Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume:
423
Issue:
4
Pages:
3616-3630
Publication date:
2012-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:344521
UUID:
uuid:6e480eb0-33fc-43e2-a9cb-344905f7cd74
Local pid:
pubs:344521
Source identifiers:
344521
Deposit date:
2012-12-19