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Paper: Study of ISM Tracers in Galaxies
Volume: 374, From Stars to Galaxies: Building the Pieces to Build Up the Universe
Page: 491
Authors: Casasola, V.; Piovan, L.; Galletta, G.; Bettoni, D.; Merlin, E.
Abstract: We collected data for two samples of normal and interacting galaxies for a total of 2953 galaxies having fluxes in one or more of the following wavebands: FIR, 21 cm line, CO(1-0) lines and soft X-ray. The large set of data obtained allowed us to revisit some of the already known relations between the different tracers of the interstellar medium (ISM), such as the link between the FIR flux and the CO line emission, the relation between X-ray emission and the blue or FIR luminosity. The relation lacking from observations for early-type galaxies has been discussed and explained in detail in the frame of a suitable theoretical model, obtained by coupling chemo-dynamical N-body simulations with a dusty spectrophotometric code of population synthesis.
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