We build templates of rotation curves as a function of the I-band luminosity via the mass modeling (by the sum of a thin exponential disk and a cored halo profile) of suitably normalized, stacked data from wide samples of local spiral galaxies. We then exploit such templates to determine fundamental stellar and halo properties for a sample of about 550 local disk-dominated galaxies with high-quality measurements of the optical radius Roptand of the corresponding rotation velocity Vopt. Specifically, we determine the stellar M∗and halo MHmasses, the halo size RHand velocity scale VH, and the specific angular momenta of the stellar j∗and dark matter jHcomponents. We derive global scaling relationships involving such stellar and halo properties both for the individual galaxies in our sample and for their mean within bins; the latter are found to be in pleasing agreement with previous determinations by independent methods (e.g., abundance matching techniques, weak-lensing observations, and individual rotation curve modeling). Remarkably, the size of our sample and the robustness of our statistical approach allow us to attain an unprecedented level of precision over an extended range of mass and velocity scales, with 1σ dispersion around the mean relationships of less than 0.1 dex. We thus set new standard local relationships that must be reproduced by detailed physical models, which offer a basis for improving the subgrid recipes in numerical simulations, that provide a benchmark to gauge independent observations and check for systematics, and that constitute a basic step toward the future exploitation of the spiral galaxy population as a cosmological probe.
|Titolo:||Precision Scaling Relations for Disk Galaxies in the Local Universe|
|Autori:||Lapi, A.; Salucci, P.; Danese, L.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Numero di Articolo:||2|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3847/1538-4357/aabf35|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|