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SPICA and the chemical evolution of galaxies : the rise of metals and dust

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The physical processes driving the chemical evolution of galaxies in the last similar to 11Gyr cannot be understood without directly probing the dust-obscured phase of star-forming galaxies and active galactic nuclei. This phase, hidden to optical tracers, represents the bulk of the star formation and black hole accretion activity in galaxies at 1 < z < 3. Spectroscopic observations with a cryogenic infrared observatory like SPICA, will be sensitive enough to peer through the dust-obscured regions of galaxies and access the rest-frame mid- to far-infrared range in galaxies at high-z. This wavelength range contains a unique suite of spectral lines and dust features that serve as proxies for the abundances of heavy elements and the dust composition, providing tracers with a feeble response to both extinction and temperature. In this work, we investigate how SPICA observations could be exploited to understand key aspects in the chemical evolution of galaxies: the assembly of nearby galaxies based on the spatial distribution of heavy element abundances, the global content of metals in galaxies reaching the knee of the luminosity function up to z similar to 3, and the dust composition of galaxies at high-z. Possible synergies with facilities available in the late 2020s are also discussed.
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galaxies: active, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: starburst, infrared: galaxies, techniques: spectroscopic telescopes, MASS-METALLICITY RELATION, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC-HYDROCARBONS, BLUE COMPACT GALAXIES, STAR-FORMATION RATE, ULTRALUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXIES, PRIMORDIAL HELIUM ABUNDANCE, CLOUD HII-REGIONS, H-II REGIONS, INTERSTELLAR-MEDIUM, MAGELLANIC-CLOUD

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Fernández-Ontiveros, JA et al. “SPICA and the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies : the Rise of Metals and Dust.” PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA 34 (2017): n. pag. Print.
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Fernández-Ontiveros, J., Armus, L., Baes, M., Bernard-Salas, J., Bolatto, A., Braine, J., Ciesla, L., et al. (2017). SPICA and the chemical evolution of galaxies : the rise of metals and dust. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA, 34.
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Fernández-Ontiveros, JA, L Armus, Maarten Baes, J Bernard-Salas, AD Bolatto, J Braine, L Ciesla, et al. 2017. “SPICA and the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies : the Rise of Metals and Dust.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 34.
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Fernández-Ontiveros, JA, L Armus, Maarten Baes, J Bernard-Salas, AD Bolatto, J Braine, L Ciesla, Ilse De Looze, E. Egami, J Fischer, M Giard, E González-Alfonso, GL Granato, C Gruppioni, M Imanishi, D Ishihara, H Kaneda, S Madden, M Malkan, H Matsuhara, M Matsuura, T Nagao, F Najarro, T Nakagawa, T Onaka, S Oyabu, M Pereira-Santaella, I Pérez Fournon, P Roelfsema, P Santini, L Silva, J-DT Smith, L Spinoglio, F van der Tak, T Wada, and R Wu. 2017. “SPICA and the Chemical Evolution of Galaxies : the Rise of Metals and Dust.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 34.
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Fernández-Ontiveros J, Armus L, Baes M, Bernard-Salas J, Bolatto A, Braine J, et al. SPICA and the chemical evolution of galaxies : the rise of metals and dust. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA. 2017;34.
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J. Fernández-Ontiveros et al., “SPICA and the chemical evolution of galaxies : the rise of metals and dust,” PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 34, 2017.
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