The radio-infrared correlation in galaxies

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 11/2009; 5(H15). DOI: 10.1017/S1743921310010057
Source: arXiv


The radio-infrared correlation was explained as a direct and linear
relationship between star formation and IR emission. However, one fact making
the IR-star formation linkage less obvious is that the IR emission consists of
at least two emission components, cold dust and warm dust. The cold dust
emission may not be directly linked to the young stellar population.
Furthermore, understanding the origin of the radio-IR correlation requires to
discriminate between the two main components of the radio continuum emission,
free-free and synchrotron emission. Here, we present a multi-scale study of the
correlation of IR with both the thermal and non-thermal (synchrotron)
components of the radio continuum emission from the nearby galaxies M33 and

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