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2000ApJ...538..559M - Astrophys. J., 538, 559-568 (2000/August-1)

Gas stripping of dwarf galaxies in clusters of galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

Many clusters of galaxies contain an appreciable amount of hot gas, the intracluster medium. As a consequence, gas will be stripped from galaxies that move through the inter cluster medium, if the ram pressure exceeds the internal gravitational force. We study the interaction between the intracluster medium and an extended gas component of dwarf galaxies confined by a surrounding cold dark matter halo analytically and numerically, using axisymmetric two-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations at high resolution. The results show that the gas within the dark matter halo is totally stripped in a typical galactic cluster. The process of ram pressure stripping therefore must have played an important role during the chemodynamical evolution of dwarf galaxies in galactic clusters. Our results predict that most of the chemical evolution of dwarf galaxies must have occurred at high redshift, before the virialized cluster had formed.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Clusters: General - Galaxies: Dwarf - Galaxies: Evolution - Galaxies: Formation - Galaxies: Intergalactic Medium

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