Mid-infrared luminosity as an indicator of the total infrared luminosity of galaxies

@inproceedings{Takeuchi2004MidinfraredLA,
  title={Mid-infrared luminosity as an indicator of the total infrared luminosity of galaxies},
  author={Tsutomu T. Takeuchi and V{\'e}ronique Buat and J. Iglesias-P{\'a}ramo and Alessandro Boselli and Denis Burgarella},
  year={2004}
}
The infrared (IR) emission plays a crucial role in understanding the star formation in galaxies hidden by dust. We first examined four estimators of the IR luminosity of galaxies, LFIR (Helou et al. 1988), LTIR (Dale et al. 2001a), revised version of LTIR (Dale & Helou 2002) (we denote LTIR2), and LIR (Sanders & Mirabel 1996) by using the observed SEDs of… CONTINUE READING