The mass to light ratio and the initial mass function in galactic discs
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 284, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 723-726(4)
A low mass-to-light ratio for the baryonic component of spiral galaxies is advocated by a number of dynamical studies and by cosmological simulations of galaxy formation. We discuss the possibility of obtaining low mass-to-light ratios for the stellar component in discs, by changing the Initial Mass Function and the Star Formation History.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-01-01