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The role of supernova feedback on the origin of the stellar and baryonic Tully-Fisher relations

By Maria E. De Rossi, Patricia B. Tissera and Susana E. Pedrosa


In this work, we studied the stellar and baryonic Tully-Fisher relations by using hydrodynamical simulations in a cosmological framework. We found that supernova feedback plays an important role on shaping the stellar Tully-Fisher relation causing a steepening of its slope at the low-mass end, consistently with observations. The bend of the relation occurs at a characteristic velocity of approximately 100 km/s, in concordance with previous observational and theoretical findings. With respect to the baryonic Tully-Fisher relation, the model predicts a linear trend at z~0 with a weaker tendency for a bend at higher redshifts. In our simulations, this behaviour is a consequence of the more efficient action of supernova feedback at regulating the star formation process in smaller galaxies.Comment: Accepted for publication in BAAA, Vol. 53, 2010. 4 pages,

Topics: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
Year: 2011
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