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2012ApJ...750..167D - Astrophys. J., 750, 167 (2012/May-2)

Cumulative oxygen abundances of spiral galaxies.


Abstract (from CDS):

Studying the global evolution of spiral galaxies requires determining their overall chemical compositions. However, since spirals tend to possess gradients in their chemical compositions, determining their overall chemical abundances poses a challenge. In this study, the framework for a newly proposed method for determining the overall oxygen abundance of a disk is established. By separately integrating the absolute amounts of hydrogen and oxygen out to large radii, the cumulative oxygen abundance is shown to approach an asymptotic value. In this manner, a reliable account of the overall chemical state of a disk is revealed.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: abundances - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: spiral - H II regions

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