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On the abundance of extreme voids II : a survey of void mass functions

Chongchitnan, Siri; Hunt, Matthew


The abundance of cosmic voids can be described by an analogue of halo mass functions for galaxy clusters. In this work, we explore a number of void mass functions: from those based on excursion-set theory to new mass functions obtained by modifying halo mass functions. We show how different void mass functions vary in their predictions for the largest void expected in an observational volume, and compare those predictions to observational data. Our extreme-value formalism is shown to be a new practical tool for testing void theories against simulation and observation.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 27, 2017
Journal Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics
Electronic ISSN 1475-7516
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2017
Issue 03
Article Number 049
Pages 049-049
Keywords Cluster counts; Galaxy clusters; Cosmological parameters from LSS; Redshift surveys
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Copyright Statement ©2018 University of Hull
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, 2017. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.


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