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SALPETER NORMALIZATION OF THE STELLAR INITIAL MASS FUNCTION FOR MASSIVE GALAXIES AT z similar to 1

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The stellar initial mass function (IMF) is a key parameter for studying galaxy evolution. Here we measure the IMF mass normalization for a sample of 68 field galaxies in the redshift range 0.7-0.9 within the Extended Groth Strip. To do this we derive the total (stellar + dark matter) mass-to-light [(M/L)] ratio using axisymmetric dynamical models. Within the region where we have kinematics (about one half-light radius), the models assume (1) that mass follows light, implying negligible differ...

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10.1088/2041-8205/786/2/L10

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publishing
Journal:
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS
Volume:
786
Issue:
2
Pages:
L10-L10
Publication date:
2014-05-10
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EISSN:
2041-8213
ISSN:
2041-8205
URN:
uuid:97a64e1e-5bb8-4f7d-bc6b-3aeaacebec43
Source identifiers:
464164
Local pid:
pubs:464164

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