SCUBA observations of galaxies with metallicity measurements: a new method for determining the relation between submillimetre luminosity and dust mass

  title={SCUBA observations of galaxies with metallicity measurements: a new method for determining the relation between submillimetre luminosity and dust mass},
  author={A. James and Loretta Dunne and Stephen A. Eales and Michael Edmunds},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Using a new technique, we have determined a value for the constant of proportionality between submillimetre emission and dust mass, the dust mass‐absorption coefficient (κd) at 850 µm. Our method has an advantage over previous methods in that we avoid assumptions about the properties of dust in the interstellar medium. Our only assumption is that the fraction of metals incorporated in the dust (e) in galaxies is a universal constant. To implement our method, we require objects that have… 

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