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The clustering and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at z<1

Dolley, Tim; Brown, Michael J. I.; Weiner, Benjamin J.; Brodwin, Mark; Kochanek, C. S.; Pimbblet, Kevin A.; Palamara, David P.; Jannuzi, Buell T.; Dey, Arjun; Atlee, David W.; Beare, Richard


Tim Dolley

Michael J. I. Brown

Benjamin J. Weiner

Mark Brodwin

C. S. Kochanek

David P. Palamara

Buell T. Jannuzi

Arjun Dey

David W. Atlee

Richard Beare


We present clustering measurements and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at 0.2 < z < 1.0. After excluding active galactic nuclei (AGNs), we construct a sample of 22,553 24 μm sources selected from 8.42 deg2 of the Spitzer MIPS AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey of Boötes. Mid-infrared imaging allows us to observe galaxies with the highest star formation rates (SFRs), less biased by dust obscuration afflicting the optical bands. We find that the galaxies with the highest SFRs have optical colors that are redder than typical blue cloud galaxies, with many residing within the green valley. At z > 0.4 our sample is dominated by luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs, LTIR > 1011 L☉) and is composed entirely of LIRGs and ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs, LTIR > 1012 L☉) at z > 0.6. We observe weak clustering of r0 ≈ 3–6 h−1 Mpc for almost all of our star-forming samples. We find that the clustering and halo mass depend on LTIR at all redshifts, where galaxies with higher LTIR (hence higher SFRs) have stronger clustering. Galaxies with the highest SFRs at each redshift typically reside within dark matter halos of Mhalo ≈ 1012.9 h−1 M☉. This is consistent with a transitional halo mass, above which star formation is largely truncated, although we cannot exclude that ULIRGs reside within higher mass halos. By modeling the clustering evolution of halos, we connect our star-forming galaxy samples to their local descendants. Most star-forming galaxies at z < 1.0 are the progenitors of L lesssim 2.5 L* blue galaxies in the local universe, but star-forming galaxies with the highest SFRs (LTIR gsim 1011.7 L☉) at 0.6 < z < 1.0 are the progenitors of early-type galaxies in denser group environments.


Dolley, T., Brown, M. J. I., Weiner, B. J., Brodwin, M., Kochanek, C. S., Pimbblet, K. A., …Beare, R. (2014). The clustering and halo masses of star-forming galaxies at z

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 9, 2014
Online Publication Date Dec 8, 2014
Publication Date Dec 20, 2014
Deposit Date Jun 18, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 18, 2015
Journal The astrophysical journal
Print ISSN 0004-637X
Electronic ISSN 1538-4357
Publisher American Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 797
Issue 2
Article Number ARTN 125
Keywords Cosmology -- observations, Dark matter, Galaxies -- evolution, Galaxies -- halos, Galaxies -- star formation, Galaxies -- statistics, Large-scale structure of Universe
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Additional Information Copy of article first published in: The Astrophysical journal, 2014, v.797, no.2 ©: 2014 The American Astronomical Society. Published by Institute of Physics on behalf of the American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.


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