The angular momentum-mass relation: a fundamental law from dwarf irregulars to massive spirals
In a Lambda CDM Universe, the specific stellar angular momentum (j(*)) and stellar mass (M-*) of a galaxy are correlated as a consequence of the scaling existing for dark matter haloes (j(h) proportional to M-h(2/3)). The shape of this law is crucial to test galaxy formation models, which are currently discrepant especially at the lowest masses, allowing to constrain fundamental parameters, such as, for example, the retained fraction of angular momentum. In this study, we accurately determine...[Show more]
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