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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2015MNRAS.450.1375H The variation in molecular gas depletion time among nearby galaxies - II. The impact of galaxy internal structures Huang, Mei-Ling; Kauffmann, Guinevere Abstract. We use a data set of nearby galaxies drawn from the HERA CO-Line Extragalactic Survey, ATLAS^3D^, and COLD GASS surveys to study variations in molecular gas depletion time (t_dep_) in galaxy structures such as bulges, grand-design spiral arms, bars and rings. Molecular gas is traced by CO line emission and star formation rate (SFR) is derived using the combination of far-ultraviolet and mid-infrared (MIR) data. The contribution of old stars to MIR emission for the ATLAS^3D^ sample is corrected using 2MASS K-band images. We apply a two-dimensional image decomposition algorithm to decompose galaxies into bulges and discs. Spiral arms, bars and rings are identified in the residual maps, and molecular gas depletion times are derived on a square grid of 1 kpc^2^ size. In previous work, we showed that t_dep_ correlates strongly with specific star formation rate (sSFR). We now find that at a given sSFR, the bulge has shorter t_dep_ than the disc. The shift to shorter depletion times is most pronounced in the inner bulge (R < 0.1 R_e_). Grids from galaxies with bars and rings are similar to those from galactic bulges in that they have reduced t_dep_ at a given sSFR. In contrast, the t_dep_ versus sSFR relation in the discs of galaxies with spiral arms is displaced to longer t_dep_ at fixed sSFR. We then show that the differences in the t_dep_-sSFR relation for bulges, discs, arms, bars and rings can be linked to variations in stellar, rather than gas surface density between different structures. Our best current predictor for t_dep_, both globally and for 1 kpc grids, is given by t_dep_ = -0.36 log (Sigma_SFR_) - 0.50 log (Sigma_*_) + 5.87. Key words: galaxies: evolution, galaxies: ISM, galaxies: star formation, infrared: galaxies, ultraviolet: galaxies
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