The FIR-radio correlation of Wolf-Rayet galaxies and the role of star formation in LINERs
Q.S. Gu and
Received 14 October 1999 / Accepted 20 January 2000
We find that a preliminary classification of LINERs' energetics may be made in terms of the FIR-radio correlation of Wolf-Rayet galaxies. The AGN- or starburst-supported LINERs can be distinguished by their FIR-to-radio ratio, or . It is interesting to note that almost all the LINERs with inner rings might be starburst-supported, indicating reduced AGN activities compared with those of the AGN-supported ones. We also find that a shock-heating phase for the warm dust component might be important for some starbursts at the burst age of yr, with .
Key words: galaxies: active infrared: galaxies radio continuum: galaxies
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Online publication: March 21, 2000