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dc.contributor.authorAndrews, J. E.
dc.contributor.authorCalzetti, D.
dc.contributor.authorChandar, R.
dc.contributor.authorLee, J. C.
dc.contributor.authorElmegreen, B. G.
dc.contributor.authorKennicutt, R. C.
dc.contributor.authorWhitmore, B.
dc.contributor.authorKissel, Jeffrey S.
dc.contributor.authorda Silva, Robert L.
dc.contributor.authorKrumholz, Mark R.
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, R. W.
dc.contributor.authorDopita, M. A.
dc.contributor.authorFrogel, Jay A.
dc.contributor.authorKim, Hwihyun
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-19T20:30:27Z
dc.date.available2015-02-19T20:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.date.submitted2012-11
dc.identifier.issn0004-637X
dc.identifier.issn1538-4357
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/95421
dc.description.abstractThe production rate of ionizing photons in young (≤8 Myr), unresolved stellar clusters in the nearby irregular galaxy NGC 4214 is probed using multi-wavelength Hubble Space Telescope WFC3 data. We normalize the ionizing photon rate by the cluster mass to investigate the upper end of the stellar initial mass function (IMF). We have found that within the uncertainties the upper end of the stellar IMF appears to be universal in this galaxy, and that deviations from a universal IMF can be attributed to stochastic sampling of stars in clusters with masses lap103 M ☉. Furthermore, we have found that there does not seem to be a dependence of the maximum stellar mass on the cluster mass. We have also found that for massive clusters, feedback may cause an underrepresentation in Hα luminosities, which needs to be taken into account when conducting this type of analysis.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (NSF grant CAREER-0955300)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (NSF Graduate Research Fellowship)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAlfred P. Sloan Foundation (Fellowship)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA Chandra grant)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Astrophysics Theory and Fundamental Physics, Grant NNX09AK31G)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSpace Telescope Science Institute (U.S.) (NASA contract NAS 5-26555)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics/American Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/767/1/51en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.titleAN INITIAL MASS FUNCTION STUDY OF THE DWARF STARBURST GALAXY NGC 4214en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationAndrews, J. E., D. Calzetti, R. Chandar, J. C. Lee, B. G. Elmegreen, R. C. Kennicutt, B. Whitmore, et al. “AN INITIAL MASS FUNCTION STUDY OF THE DWARF STARBURST GALAXY NGC 4214.” The Astrophysical Journal 767, no. 1 (March 25, 2013): 51. © 2013 American Astronomical Society.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorKissel, Jeffrey S.en_US
dc.relation.journalAstrophysical Journalen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsAndrews, J. E.; Calzetti, D.; Chandar, R.; Lee, J. C.; Elmegreen, B. G.; Kennicutt, R. C.; Whitmore, B.; Kissel, J. S.; da Silva, Robert L.; Krumholz, Mark R.; O'Connell, R. W.; Dopita, M. A.; Frogel, Jay A.; Kim, Hwihyunen_US
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