Evolution of Stellar Bars in Live Axisymmetric Halos : Recurrent Buckling and Secular Growth

@inproceedings{MartinezValpuesta2005EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of Stellar Bars in Live Axisymmetric Halos : Recurrent Buckling and Secular Growth},
  author={Inma Martinez-Valpuesta and Isaac Shlosman and Clayton H. Heller},
  year={2005}
}
Evolution of stellar bars in disk galaxies is accompanied by dynamical instabilities and secular changes. Following the vertical buckling instability, the bars are known to weaken dramatically and develop a pronounced boxy/peanut shape when observed edge-on. Using high-resolution N -body simulations of stellar disks embedded in live axisymmetric dark matter… CONTINUE READING