Galaxy Structure as a Driver of the Star Formation Sequence Slope and Scatter

@article{Whitaker2015GalaxySA,
  title={Galaxy Structure as a Driver of the Star Formation Sequence Slope and Scatter},
  author={K. Whitaker and M. Franx and R. Bezanson and G. Brammer and P. V. Dokkum and M. Kriek and I. Labb'e and J. Leja and I. Momcheva and E. Nelson and J. Rigby and H. Rix and R. Skelton and A. V. D. Wel and S. Wuyts},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2015}
}
  • K. Whitaker, M. Franx, +12 authors S. Wuyts
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • It is well established that (1) star-forming galaxies follow a relation between their star formation rate (SFR) and stellar mass (M$_{\star}$), the "star-formation sequence", and (2) the SFRs of galaxies correlate with their structure, where star-forming galaxies are less concentrated than quiescent galaxies at fixed mass. Here, we consider whether the scatter and slope of the star-formation sequence is correlated with systematic variations in the Sersic indices, $n$, of galaxies across the SFR… CONTINUE READING
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