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ID: 742662.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The AT-LESS CO(1-0) survey of submillimetre galaxies in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South: First results on cold molecular gas in galaxies at z ˜ 2
Authors:Huynh, M. T.; Emonts, B. H. C.; Kimball, A. E.; Seymour, N.; Smail, I.; Swinbank, A. M.; Brandt, W. N.; Casey, C. M.; Chapman, S. C.; Dannerbauer, H.; Hodge, J. A.; Ivison, R. J.; Schinnerer, E.; Thomson, A. P.; van der Werf, P.; Wardlow, J. L.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2017
Title of Journal:Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume:467
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:1222
End Page:1230
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We present the first results from our ongoing Australia Telescope Compact Array survey of 12CO(1-0) in Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)-identified submillimetre galaxies (SMGs) in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South. Strong detections of 12CO(1-0) emission from two SMGs, ALESS 122.1 (z = 2.0232) and ALESS 67.1 (z = 2.1230), were obtained. We estimate gas masses of Mgas ∼ 1.3 × 1011 M and Mgas ∼ 1.0 × 1011 M for ALESS 122.1 and ALESS 67.1, respectively, adopting αCO = 1.0. Dynamical mass estimates from the kinematics of the 12CO(1-0) line yields Mdyn sin2 i = (2.1 ± 1.1) × 1011 M and (3.2 ± 0.9) × 1011 M for ALESS 122.1 and ALESS 67.1, respectively. This is consistent with the total baryonic mass estimates of these two systems. We examine star formation efficiency, using the LFIR versus L^' }_{CO(1-0)} relation for samples of local ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) and Luminous Infrared Galaxies (LIRGs), and more distant star-forming galaxies, with 12CO(1-0) detections. We find some evidence of a shallower slope for ULIRGs and SMGs compared to less luminous systems, but a larger sample is required for definite conclusions. We determine gas-to-dust ratios of 170 ± 30 and 140 ± 30 for ALESS 122.1 and ALESS 67.1, respectively, showing that ALESS 122.1 has an unusually large gas reservoir. By combining the 38.1 GHz continuum detection of ALESS 122.1 with 1.4 and 5.5 GHz data, we estimate that the free-free contribution to radio emission at 38.1 GHz is 34 ± 17 μJy, yielding a star formation rate (1400 ± 700 M yr-1) consistent with that from the infrared luminosity.
Free Keywords:galaxies: evolution; submillimetre: galaxies; radio lines: galaxies
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0035-8711 %R 10.1093/mnras/stx156
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017MNRAS.467.1222H
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