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Paper: Gas Accretion in Disk Galaxies
Volume: 480, Structure and Dynamics of Disk Galaxies
Page: 211
Authors: Combes, F.
Abstract: Gas accretion is necessary to maintain star formation, spiral and bar structure, and secular evolution in galaxies. This can occur through tidal interaction, or mass accretion from cosmic filaments. Different processes will be reviewed to drive gas towards galaxy centers and trigger starbursts and AGN. The efficiency of these dynamical processes can be estimated through simulations and checked by observations at different redshift, across the Hubble time. Large progress has been made on galaxies at moderate and high redshifts, allowing to interpret the star formation history and star formation efficiency as a function of gas content, dynamical state, and galaxy evolution.
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