Dr. Oleg Ruchayskiy

Star formation efficiency

by Oleg Ruchayskiy

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Star formation efficiency (SFE) is defined via
where is the star formation rate and is the mass of neutral hydrogen in the galaxy (see e.g. [1])
  • [1]^ D. Schiminovich, B. Catinella, G. Kauffmann, S. Fabello, J. Wang, C. Hummels, J. Lemonias and S. M. Moran et al., ``The GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey II: The Star Formation Efficiency of Massive Galaxies,'' Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 408 (2010) 919 [arXiv:1006.5447 [astro-ph.CO]].
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