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Paper: Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies: Life in a Rough Neighborhood
Volume: 323, Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium: In Honor of David Hollenbach, Chris McKee, and Frank Shu
Page: 409
Authors: Murray, S.D.; Lin, D.N.C.; Dong, S.
Abstract: Star formation within dwarf galaxies is governed by several factors. Many of these factors are external, including ram-pressure stripping, tidal stripping, and heating by external UV radiation. The latter, in particular, may prevent star formation in the smallest systems. Internal factors include negative feedback in the form of UV radiation, winds and supernovae from massive stars. These act to reduce the star formation efficiency within dwarf systems, which may, in turn, solve several theoretical and observational problems associated with galaxy formation. In this contribution, we discuss our recent work to examine the importance of the many factors in the evolution of dwarf galaxies.
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