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The maximum flux of star-forming galaxies

Crocker, Roland; Krumholz, Mark; Thompson, Todd A.; Clutterbuck, Julie

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The importance of radiation pressure feedback in galaxy formation has been extensively debated over the last decade. The regime of greatest uncertainty is in the most actively star-forming galaxies, where large dust columns can potentially produce a dust-reprocessed infrared radiation field with enough pressure to drive turbulence or eject material. Here, we derive the conditions under which a self-gravitating mixed gas-star disc can remain hydrostatic despite trapped radiation pressure....[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/176865
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty989
Access Rights: Open Access

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