Enhancement of α-elements in dynamical models of elliptical galaxies
Department of Astronomy, University of Padova, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, 35122 Padova, Italy
2 Visiting Scientist, ESO, Karl-Schwarzschild-str. 2, 85748, Garching bei Muenchen, Germany e-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding author: R. Tantalo, email@example.com
Accepted: 19 March 2002
In this paper we present a quantitative analysis of the chemical abundances in “monolithic” N-body-Tree-SPH models of elliptical galaxies to determine whether the ratio increases with the galaxy mass as suggested by observational data.
Key words: galaxies: abundances / galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD / galaxies: evolution
© ESO, 2002