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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2017MNRAS.467.1397P Systematic trends in total-mass profiles from dynamical models of early-type galaxies Poci, Adriano; Cappellari, Michele; McDermid, Richard M. Abstract. We study trends in the slope of the total mass profiles and dark matter fractions within the central half-light radius of 258 early-type galaxies, using data from the volume-limited ATLAS^3D^ survey. We use three distinct sets of dynamical models, which vary in their assumptions and also allow for spatial variations in the stellar mass-to-light ratio, to test the robustness of our results. We confirm that the slopes of the total mass profiles are approximately isothermal, and investigate how the total mass slope depends on various galactic properties. The most statistically significant correlations we find are a function of either surface density, Sigma_e_, or velocity dispersion, sigma_e_. However there is evidence for a break in the latter relation, with a nearly universal logarithmic slope above log_10_[sigma_e_/(km s^-1^)] ~ 2.1 and a steeper trend below this value. For the 142 galaxies above that critical sigma_e_ value, the total mass-density logarithmic slopes have a mean value <gamma^'^> = -2.193 +/- 0.016 (1sigma error) with an observed rms scatter of only sigma_{gamma ^'}_=0.168+/- 0.015. Considering the observational errors, we estimate an intrinsic scatter of sigma_{gamma ^'}_^intr ~ 0.15. These values are broadly consistent with those found by strong lensing studies at similar radii and agree, within the tight errors, with values recently found at much larger radii via stellar dynamics or H I rotation curves (using significantly smaller samples than this work). Key words: galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD, galaxies: structure, galaxies: kinematics and dynamics, galaxies: stellar content, dark matter
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