Gas Rich Mergers in Disk Formation

@article{Brook2007GasRM,
  title={Gas Rich Mergers in Disk Formation},
  author={Chris B. Brook and Vincent Veilleux and Daisuke Kawata and Hugo Martel and Brad K. Gibson},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={551-556}
}
In order to explain disk galaxy formation within the hierarchical structure for- mation, it seems that gas rich mergers must play an important role. We review here our previous studies which have shown the importance of mergers at high redshift being gas rich, in the formation of both the stellar halo and thick disk components of disk galaxies. Regulation of star formation in the building blocks of our galaxy is required to form a low mass low metallicity stellar halo. This regulation results… Expand
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