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Fig. 9


Histograms of the specific AM, l (in units of 100 kpc km s-1), and the radial (vr) and tangential (vt) velocities (in units of 100 km s-1) of stars between radii of 2–3 Rd in a number of minor merger remnants. The top three rows show direct minor mergers, with disk gas mass fractions increasing from 0 to 0.2. Indicated in each panel are the entire old stellar population (gray), new stars (blue) and old stars with |z|    ≤ 1 kpc (red). The vertical dashed lines show the average values of l, vr and vt for each of these three components. The three lowest rows are similar, but for retrograde mergers.

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