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The Self-Similarity of Galactic Gaseous Halos: Clues to the Evolution of Galaxies Chris Churchill New Mexico State University Collaborators: Nikki Nielsen (NMSU) Glenn Kacprzak (Swinburne) Sebastian Trujillo-Gomez (NMSU) Michael Murphy (Swinburne) 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Probing the CGM with QSO Absorption Lines
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Constraints on galaxy evolution The cycles of gas through the ISM, CGM, and IGM govern galactic processes The CGM is the regulatory conduit.
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) SFR is regulated by the mass of gas in a reservoir within the galaxy. Gas flows in to the halo, some fraction f gal flows into the galaxy reservoir. Stars continuously form out of the reservoir with a rate proportional gas mass and efficiency ε of gas consumption timescale τgas. A fraction of stellar mass is immediately returned to the reservoir, along with newly produced metals. Some gas may be expelled by a wind, assumed proportional to the SFR. A Simple Picture… details, not so much
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) The recycling, in particular, is critical, yet unknown
obs = 0 (1+z) Time, Redshift, and Expansion obs (Ly ) = (1+z) = 4150 obs (CIV) = (1+z) = 5280 The wavelength at which a line is observed is redshifted via cosmological “stretching”, due to universal expansion, relative to the wavelength at which the emission or absorption event occurred 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) – Pizza Pizza!
Very strong resonance doublet observable from the ground for z=0.2 to z=2.5 Established since 1991 to probe metal-enriched CGM gas out to ~150 kpc or more Detects gas structures over five+ decades of N(HI), from to cm -2 - wide range of astronomical phenomenon: winds, filamentary infall, co-rotating accretion.. For z<1, galaxies easily observed with 3-4 meter class telescopes MgII 2796,2803 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
MAG II CAT MgII Absorber-Galaxy Catalog Nielsen+ (2013) MAGIICAT I: arXiv: MAGIICAT II: arXiv: Masses Paper (Letter): Churchill, C.W., Nielsen, N.M, Kacprzak, G.G., & Trujillo-Gomez, S. 2013, ApJ, 763, L42 Orientation Paper: Kacprzak, G.G., Churchill, C.W., & Nielsen, N.M, 2012, ApJ, 760, L7 182 spectroscopically identified galaxies 0.07 < z < 1.1 D < 200 kpc of background quasars MgII coverage in optical quasar spectra standardized to CDM “737” cosmology Major contributions from surveys Steidel Bergeron Chen Kacprzak decades of data… compiled, standardized, and analyzed … 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Nikki Nielsen
R vir Expectations with virial mass “Cold” = cool/warm gas T< K MgII typically in T=3x10 4 K gas Halos with M h > M 12 dominated by hot mode accretion; MgII should not survive - smaller W r (2796) - vanishing covering fraction Halos with M h < M 12 dominated by cold mode accretion; MgII should survive -larger W r (2796) -large covering fraction virial mass equivalent width virial mass covering fraction > M 12 < M 12 R vir Theory/Simulations Birnboim/Dekel 03,06 Keres+ 05,09 Van de Voort+ 11,12 + many others M 12 = M O van de Voort + Schaye (2011) /2/2015Churchill (NMSU) R vir Halo Models Mo & Miralde-Escude (1996) Chen & Tinker (2010) Maller & Bullock (2004) + others
Observations of MgII covering fraction and virial mass Covering fraction decreases with increasing impact parameter (D) Higher mass halos have larger f c (D) for W r >0.1 and W r >0.3 Ang absorption The f c (D) is similar for W r >0.6 Ang absorption The f c (D) is higher at smaller D for W r >1.0 Ang Low mass halos exhibit f c (D)=0 for D>100 kpc 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
Observations of MgII covering fraction and virial mass f c ( v ) is “self-similar” with halo mass 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Define v = D/R vir
MgII covering fraction vs. halo mass f c ( v ) as a function of virial mass v < 0.25 v < 0.50 v < 1.0 f c ( v ) decreases with increasing W r (2796) absorption threshold No precipitous drop in f c ( v ) for M h >M 12 Covering fraction is effectively constant with virial mass out to virial radius 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) T E N S I O N : Chen/Tinker (2010) Maller/Bullock (2004) Stewart (2011) Winds? Recycling?
~8 anti-correlation much scatter WHAT IS SOURCE OF SCATTER? Inclination…..…..(Kacprzak+ 2011) M B, sSFR…….……….…(Chen+ 2010) 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) The W r -D plane SYSTEMATIC VIRIAL MASS SEGREGATION higher mass halos exhibits a larger MgII absorption strength at greater D, on average
Clearer if sample split at median halo mass… 2DKS test yields 4 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) The W r -D plane
R vir ~ M h 1/3 IS THE FRACTIONAL PROJECTED DISTANCE RELATIVE TO THE VIRIAL RADIUS, v = D/R vir, A FUNDAMENTAL PARAMETER? Does the W r - v plane provide the fundamental insight into the behavior of the CGM with projected galactocentric distance? The W r -D plane 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
The W r - v (D/R vir ) plane 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) The projected W r (2796)- v profile is a tight inverse square power law out to the virial radius W r (2796) ~ v -2 The scatter is reduced at the 13 significance level and there is no systematic segregation of virial mass. The projected profile is the same regardless of virial mass. SELF-SIMILARITY OF THE CGM
R vir ~ M h 1/3 W r (2796) ~ v -2 W r (2796) ~ D -2 M h 2/3 Fit to W r (2796) vs D/R vir Deduced We would expect to see that at fixed impact parameter W r (2796) will increase with virial mass General scaling Behavior of W r (2796) with M h and D 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
Mean W r (2796) vs. D in M h decades In finite impact parameter ranges, the mean W r (2796) is larger in higher mass halos The mean W r (2796) shows power law dependence with halo mass The fits are to the unbinned data and include upper limits 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
R(M h ) – “absorption radius” The absorption radius is more extended around higher mass galaxies. The decrease in R * and with increasing absorption threshold reflects decreasing covering fraction with higher absorption threshold 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) R(M h ) = R * (M h /M * )
v (M h ) – “mass-weighted absorption envelope” Very flat dependence with virial mass * ~0.3 for all absorption thresholds Majority of cool/warm absorbing gas arises within inner 30% of virial radius 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) (M h ) = * (M h /M * ) ’
Mean W r (2796) vs. v in M h decades For v < 0.3, the mean W r (2796) is independent of virial mass Consistent with a W r (2796) radial profile independent of virial mass For v > 0.3, the mean W r (2796) is suggestive of being independent of virial mass, but is less definitive 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
Mean W r (2796) vs mean M h There is no correlation or anti-correlation between mean W r (2796) and virial mass when all impact parameters are included; even down to the smallest absorbing structures (panel b) 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Using LRG absorber cross-correlation techniques, several teams have suggested a general anti-correlation between W r (2796) and virial mass
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) N(MgII) halo sizes vs mean M h Work by Amanda Ford 2013
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) MgII CGM Kinematics check it out! For ~75 of the galaxies, the MgII absorption is measured with HIRES/Keck or UVES/VLT high-resolution spectra; ~50 are detections that provide kinematics at ~6 km s -1 resolution All profiles have been Voigt Profile modeled -> column densities, b parameters, velocities Will exam: galaxy impact parameter f(N) distribution v = D/R vir f(b) distribution with luminosity f( v) distribution color virial mass redshift
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) TPCF, f( v) Bluer galaxies have higher velocity dispersion relative to V circ (mass normalized) Higher z galaxies have higher velocity dispersion (absolute and mass normalized) Lower M h galaxies have higher velocity dispersion, but only when mass normalized Inner regions of CGM has higher velocity dispersion (absolute and mass normalized) Velocity dispersion independent of v = D/R vir for both absolute and mass normalized cases! Paper IV: Nielsen+, in prep TPCF = two-point correlation function cloud-cloud v
Measuring the Distribution of Gas Surrounding Galaxies galaxy background QSO gas azimuthal angle The azimuthal angle is the angle measured from the plane of the galaxy disk to the background QSO Findings: 1. majority of galaxies have gas out of there disks 2. next most have gas near plane of disk 3. paucity of gas at intermediated angular locations Supports theoretical expectations: Gas winds out of the disk; gas accretion into the disk azimuthal angle
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Exploiting the power of hydrodynamical cosmological simulations…..
z = 2.3 z = 1.3 z = 0.2 starsdensity cm -3 temp KZ solar 1000 kpc 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) – Pizza Pizza!
How we get spatial and kinematic information Putting it altogether… 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) – Pizza Pizza!
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Need CGM metallicities, kinematics, ionization phases…
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Putting the sample together….
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Putting it altogether…
5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU) Still need Ground-based support (Keck/ESI is magic!!! …
Self-Similarity of the CGM MgII absorption is alive and well in high mass halos; the covering fraction is fairly invariant with virial mass, though decreases with increasing absorption threshold The extend of the cool/warm CGM increases with virial mass The D/R vir radial behavior of the covering fraction is identical for the low halo mass and high halo mass subsample; the mean absorption strength depends pimarily on its location relative to the virial radius Most MgII absorbing gas in the CGM arises with D/Rvir < 0.3, and in this region the mean absorption strength is independent of virial mass In finite impact parameter ranges, MgII absorption strength increases with halo mass; we do not confirm the anti-correlation between mean absorption strength and virial mass from cross-correlation studies The TPCF indicates that the gas velocity dispersion is independent of virial mass 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
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Halo masses – halo abundance matching The halos were matched in the five redshift bins (z = 0. 3, 0. 5, 0. 7, 0. 9, 1. 1) of the COMBO-17 r –band luminosity functions (Wolf etal 2003) “HAM” maps galaxy luminosity to halo mass in a monotonic fashion, reproducing the luminosity function by construction. Following Trujillo-Gomez et al. (2011), we adopt the maximum circular velocity, V c max, and solve for the unique relation n ( V c max ), from the Bolshoi simulations (Klypin etal 2011). M r vs V c max (M r,z) vs M r M h (z) vs M r 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)
“upper envelope” of W r (2796) steepens with halo mass W r (2796)-D plane W r (2796) increases with halo mass in finite D ranges Wr(2796)-M h plane W r (2796), M h, and D MgII absorption strength knows about both virial mass AND impact parameter decreasing with D for fixed M h Increasing with M h for fixed D 5/2/2015Churchill (NMSU)