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Radiation pressure in galactic discs: stability, turbulence, and winds in the single-scattering limit

Wibking, Benjamin D; Thompson, Todd A.; Krumholz, Mark


The radiation force on dust grains may be dynamically important in driving turbulence and outflows in rapidly star-forming galaxies. Recent studies focus on the highly optically thick limit relevant to the densest ultraluminous galaxies and super star clusters, where reprocessed infrared photons provide the dominant source of electromagnetic momentum. However, even among starburst galaxies, the great majority instead lie in the so-called ‘single-scattering’ limit, where the system is optically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty907
Access Rights: Open Access


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