The fate of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies - the role of mass and geometry

  title={The fate of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies - the role of mass and geometry},
  author={Simone Recchi and Gerhard Hensler},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. Energetic feedback from supernovae and stellar winds can drive galactic winds. Dwarf galaxies, due to their shallower potential wells, are assumed to be more vulnerable to this phenomenon. Metal loss through galactic winds is also commonly invoked to explain the low metal content of dwarf galaxies. Aims. Our main aim in this paper is to show that galactic mass cannot be the only parameter determining the fraction of metals lost by a galaxy. In particular, the distribution of gas must… 
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