Dust in Early-Type Galaxies using Herschel-ATLAS and GAMA data

Agius, Nicola Kristina (2014) Dust in Early-Type Galaxies using Herschel-ATLAS and GAMA data. Doctoral thesis, University of Central Lancashire.

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This work investigates the properties of Early-Type Galaxies (ETGs; elliptical and lenticulars) containing thermal dust emission, with aims of linking the formation and evolution of these galaxies with their current dust properties.
Three different proxies for morphology are considered for selecting ETGs, and these are tested against three sets of visually classified galaxies. We find that classifying ETGs as those galaxies in the optical Red Sequence results in samples with

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