ΛCDM-based Models for the Milky Way and M31. I. Dynamical Models

@article{Klypin2002CDMbasedMF,
  title={$\Lambda$CDM-based Models for the Milky Way and M31. I. Dynamical Models},
  author={Anatoly Klypin and Hongsheng Zhao and Rachel S Somerville},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={573},
  pages={597-613}
}
We apply standard disk formation theory with adiabatic contraction within cuspy halo models predicted by the standard cold dark matter (?CDM) cosmology. The resulting models are confronted with the broad range of observational data available for the Milky Way and M31 galaxies. We find that there is a narrow range of parameters that can satisfy the observational constraints, but within this range, the models score remarkably well. Our favored models have virial masses of 1012 and 1.6 ? 1012 M… 

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