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The role of major mergers in the size growth of intermediate-mass spheroids

Kaviraj, Sugata; Huertas-Company, Marc; Cohen, Seth; Peirani, S; Windhorst, Rogier A; O'Connell, Robert W; Silk, Joe; Dopita, Michael; Hathi, Nimish P; Koekemoer, Anton; Mei, Simona; Rutkowski, M J; Ryan , RE; Shankar, F


We study of the role of 'major' mergers (mass ratios >1: 4) in driving size growth in highredshift (1 < z < 2) spheroidal galaxies (SGs) with stellar masses between 109.5 and 1010.7 M⊙. This is a largely unexplored mass range at this epoch, con

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu1220
Access Rights: Open Access


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