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Evidence for a Nonuniform Initial Mass Function in the Local Universe

Meurer, Gerhardt; Wong, O. I.; Kim, J. H.; Hanish, D J; Heckman, T M; Werk, J; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Dopita, Michael; Zwaan, M A; Koribalski, Baerbel S; Seibert, M; Thilker, D. A.


Many of the results in modern astrophysics rest on the notion that the initial mass function (IMF) is universal. Our observations of a sample of H i selected galaxies in the light of Hα and the far-ultraviolet (FUV) challenge this result. The extinction-

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/695/1/765


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