Modelling the effects of dust evolution on the SEDs of galaxies of different morphological type

A. Schurer*, F. Calura, L. Silva, A. Pipino, G. L. Granato, F. Matteucci, R. Maiolino

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Abstract

We present photometric evolution Models of galaxies. in which. in addition to the stellar component., the effects of all evolving dusty interstellar medium have been included With particular care. Starting from the work of Calura et al., in which chemical evolution models have been used to study the evolution of both the gas and dust components of the interstellar medium in the solar neighbourhood, elliptical and irregular galaxies, it has, been possible to combine these models with a spectrophotometric stellar code that includes dust reprocessing, (GRASIL) to analyse the evolution of the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of these galaxies. We test our models against observed SEDs both in the local universe and at high redshift, and use them to predict how the percentage of reprocessed starlight evolves for each type of galaxy. The importance of following the dust evolution is investigated by comparing our results with those obtained by adopting simple assumptions to treat this component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2021
Number of pages21
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume394
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • ISM: abundances
  • dust, extinction
  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: ISM
  • STAR-FORMING GALAXIES
  • SPECTRAL ENERGY-DISTRIBUTION
  • FAINT SUBMILLIMETER GALAXIES
  • LOW-METALLICITY ENVIRONMENTS
  • ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI
  • COMPACT DWARF GALAXIES
  • LARGE-MAGELLANIC-CLOUD
  • INTERSTELLAR DUST
  • CHEMICAL EVOLUTION
  • ELLIPTIC GALAXIES

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