PHYSICS OF A PARTIALLY IONIZED GAS RELEVANT TO GALAXY FORMATION SIMULATIONS—THE IONIZATION POTENTIAL ENERGY RESERVOIR

@article{Vandenbroucke2013PHYSICSOA,
  title={PHYSICS OF A PARTIALLY IONIZED GAS RELEVANT TO GALAXY FORMATION SIMULATIONS—THE IONIZATION POTENTIAL ENERGY RESERVOIR},
  author={Bert Vandenbroucke and Sven de Rijcke and Joeri Schroyen and N. Jachowicz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={771},
  pages={36}
}
Simulation codes for galaxy formation and evolution take on board as many physical processes as possible beyond the standard gravitational and hydrodynamical physics. Most of this extra physics takes place below the resolution level of the simulations and is added in a "sub-grid" fashion. However, these sub-grid processes affect the macroscopic hydrodynamical properties of the gas and thus couple to the "on-grid" physics that is explicitly integrated during the simulation. In this paper, we… 

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