Dr. Oleg Ruchayskiy

Gas consumption timescale

by Oleg Ruchayskiy

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Roberts time [1] is the gas consumption timescale (reciprocal of star formation efficiency):
where is the star formation rate and is the mass of neutral hydrogen in the galaxy
See also star formation efficiency
References:
  • [1]^ M. S. Roberts, ``The content of galaxies: stars and gas,'' Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1 (1963) 149.
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Ontology information:
Gas consumption timescale
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