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The stellar-to-halo mass relation of GAMA galaxies from 100 square degrees of KiDS weak lensing data

Uitert, EV and Cacciato, M and Hoekstra, H and Brouwer, M and Sifón, C and Viola, M and Baldry, IK and Bland-Hawthorn, J and Brough, S and Brown, MJI and Choi, A and Driver, SP and Erben, T and Heymans, C and Hildebrandt, H and Joachimi, B and Kuijken, K and Liske, J and Loveday, J and McFarland, J and Miller, L and Nakajima, R and Peacock, J and Radovich, M and Robotham, ASG and Schneider, P and Sikkema, G and Taylor, EN and Kleijn, GV (2016) The stellar-to-halo mass relation of GAMA galaxies from 100 square degrees of KiDS weak lensing data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459 (3). pp. 3251-3270. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

We study the stellar-to-halo mass relation of central galaxies in the range 9.7<log_10(M_*/h^-2 M_sun)<11.7 and z<0.4, obtained from a combined analysis of the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) and the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey. We use ~100 deg^2 of KiDS data to study the lensing signal around galaxies for which spectroscopic redshifts and stellar masses were determined by GAMA. We show that lensing alone results in poor constraints on the stellar-to-halo mass relation due to a degeneracy between the satellite fraction and the halo mass, which is lifted when we simultaneously fit the stellar mass function. At M_sun>5x10^10 h^-2 M_sun, the stellar mass increases with halo mass as ~M_h^0.25. The ratio of dark matter to stellar mass has a minimum at a halo mass of 8x10^11 h^-1 M_sun with a value of M_h/M_*=56_-10^+16 [h]. We also use the GAMA group catalogue to select centrals and satellites in groups with five or more members, which trace regions in space where the local matter density is higher than average, and determine for the first time the stellar-to-halo mass relation in these denser environments. We find no significant differences compared to the relation from the full sample, which suggests that the stellar-to-halo mass relation does not vary strongly with local density. Furthermore, we find that the stellar-to-halo mass relation of central galaxies can also be obtained by modelling the lensing signal and stellar mass function of satellite galaxies only, which shows that the assumptions to model the satellite contribution in the halo model do not significantly bias the stellar-to-halo mass relation. Finally, we show that the combination of weak lensing with the stellar mass function can be used to test the purity of group catalogues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 10:18
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 10:18
DOI or Identification number: 10.1093/mnras/stw747
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3909

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