Probing the Baryon Cycle of Galaxies with SPICA Mid- and Far-Infrared Observations

  title={Probing the Baryon Cycle of Galaxies with SPICA Mid- and Far-Infrared Observations},
  author={Floris van der Tak and Suzanne C. Madden and Peter R. Roelfsema and Lee Armus and Maarten Baes and Jer{\'o}nimo Bernard-Salas and Alberto D. Bolatto and Sylvain Bontemps and Caroline Bot and Charles Matt Bradford and J. Braine and Laure Ciesla and David L. Clements and Diane Cormier and Juan Antonio Fern{\'a}ndez-Ontiveros and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Galliano and Martin Giard and Haley L. Gomez and Eduardo Gonz{\'a}lez-Alfonso and Fabrice Herpin and Doug Johnstone and A. Jones and Hidehiro Kaneda and Francisca Kemper and Vianney Lebouteiller and Ilse De Looze and Mikako Matsuura and Takao Nakagawa and Takashi Onaka and Pablo G. P{\'e}rez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Russell F. Shipman and Luigi Spinoglio},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
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