The fundamental metallicity relation emerges from the local anti-correlation between star formation rate and gas-phase metallicity existing in disk galaxies

@article{Almeida2019TheFM,
  title={The fundamental metallicity relation emerges from the local anti-correlation between star formation rate and gas-phase metallicity existing in disk galaxies},
  author={J. Almeida and L. I. D. A. D. Canarias and L. Laguna and Tenerife and Spain and D. Astrof́isica and U. L. Laguna},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2019}
}
  • J. Almeida, L. I. D. A. D. Canarias, +4 authors U. L. Laguna
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • The fundamental metallicity relation (FMR) states that galaxies of the same stellar mass but larger star formation rate (SFR) tend to have smaller gas-phase metallicity ( ). It is thought to be fundamental because it naturally arises from the stochastic feeding of star-formation from external metal-poor gas accretion, a process extremely elusive to observe but essential according the cosmological simulations of galaxy formation. In this letter, we show how the FMR emerges from the local anti… CONTINUE READING

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