The applicability of far-infrared fine-structure lines as star formation rate tracers over wide ranges of metallicities and galaxy types

@article{Looze2014TheAO,
  title={The applicability of far-infrared fine-structure lines as star formation rate tracers over wide ranges of metallicities and galaxy types},
  author={Ilse de Looze and Diane Cormier and Vianney Lebouteiller and Suzanne C. Madden and Maarten Baes and George J Bendo and M{\'e}d{\'e}ric Boquien and Alessandro Boselli and David L. Clements and Luca Cortese and Asantha Cooray and Maud Galametz and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Galliano and Javier Graci{\'a}-Carpio and Kate Gudrun Isaak and Oskar L. Karczewski and Tara J. Parkin and Eric W. Pellegrini and Aur{\'e}lie R{\'e}my-Ruyer and Luigi Spinoglio and Matthew W. L. Smith and Eckhard Sturm},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={568},
  pages={1-34}
}
Aims. We analyze the applicability of far-infrared fine-structure lines [Cii] 158 μm, [Oi] 63 μm, and [Oiii] 88 μm to reliably trace the star formation rate (SFR) in a sample of low-metallicity dwarf galaxies from the Herschel Dwarf Galaxy Survey and, furthermore, extend the analysis to a broad sample of galaxies of various types and metallicities in the literature. Methods. We study the trends and scatter in the relation between the SFR (as traced by GALEX FUV and MIPS 24 μm) and far… 
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