Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Tidally compressed molecular gas in ultraluminous and early type galaxies
Authors: Das, Mousumi
Jog, C.J.
Keywords: Galaxies
Kinematics and dynamics
Galaxies : ISM
Issue Date: Jun-2000
Publisher: The Astronomical Society of India
Citation: Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, 2000, Vol.28, p389-391
Abstract: The effect of the galactic tidal field is usually considered disruptive in the literature. However, in some cases its effect can become compressive. Using the virial theorem, we have determined the minimum density for a cloud to be stable and gravitationally bound within the tidally compressive region of a galaxy. We have applied our results to a sample of early type and ultraluminous galaxies observed in the literature. For early type galaxies with a core-type luminosity profile, the molecular gas is compressed to high densities of at least 104cm-3 within the inner 50 pc where the field is compressive. For ultraluminous galaxies our treatment predicts molecular gas densities of 102 - 104cm-3 within the central few 100 pc. These values agree well with gas densities observed in the centers of these galaxies.
ISSN: 0304-9523
Alternative Location:
Copyright: (2000) by the Astronomical Society of India. Scanned images provided by the NASA ADS Data System.
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (A&A)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2000 BASI.28.P389.pdf3p.163.35 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in RRI Digital Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.