THICK DISKS OF EDGE-ON GALAXIES SEEN THROUGH THE SPITZER SURVEY OF STELLAR STRUCTURE IN GALAXIES (S4G): LAIR OF MISSING BARYONS?

@article{Comeron2011THICKDO,
  title={THICK DISKS OF EDGE-ON GALAXIES SEEN THROUGH THE SPITZER SURVEY OF STELLAR STRUCTURE IN GALAXIES (S4G): LAIR OF MISSING BARYONS?},
  author={S'ebastien Comer'on and Bruce G. Elmegreen and Johan H. Knapen and Heikki Salo and Eija Laurikainen and Jarkko Laine and E. Athanassoula and Albert Bosma and Kartik Sheth and Michael W. Regan and Joannah Hinz and Armando Gil de Paz and Kar'in Men'endez-Delmestre and Trisha Mizusawa and Juan Carlos Mu{\~n}oz-Mateos and Mark Seibert and Taehyun Kim and Debra Meloy Elmegreen and Dimitri A. Gadotti and Luis C. Ho and Benne W. Holwerda and Jani Lappalainen and Eva Schinnerer and Ramin A. Skibba},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={741},
  pages={28}
}
Most, if not all, disk galaxies have a thin (classical) disk and a thick disk. In most models thick disks are thought to be a necessary consequence of the disk formation and/or evolution of the galaxy. We present the results of a study of the thick disk properties in a sample of carefully selected edge-on galaxies with types ranging from T = 3 to T = 8. We fitted one-dimensional luminosity profiles with physically motivated functions—the solutions of two stellar and one gaseous isothermal… Expand
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