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Paper: Mixing and Transfer of Elements by Triaxiality
Volume: 147, Abundance Profiles: Diagnostic Tools for Galaxy History
Page: 287
Authors: Friedli, Daniel
Abstract: Various large-scale processes induced by galactic triaxial potentials and able to alter stellar and gaseous abundance profiles are reviewed. In particular, strong bars can quickly and efficiently blend stars through chaotic mixing, and entail intricate inflows/outflows of gas. Bar-generated abundance features include flattenings, breaks, and plateaus in radial gradients as well as box- or peanut-like morphologies.
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