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The radius of baryonic collapse in disc galaxy formation

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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...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21219.x

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Kassin, SA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Allgood, B More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal website
Volume:
424
Issue:
1
Pages:
502-507
Publication date:
2012-07-05
Acceptance date:
2012-04-30
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:9f6b03dd-363b-4e47-8f1b-336cbbac10c2
Source identifiers:
329318
Local pid:
pubs:329318
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