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Probing hot gas around luminous red galaxies through the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect

Tanimura, H, Hinshaw, G, McCarthy, IG, Waerbeke, LV, Aghanim, N, Ma, Y-Z, Mead, A, Tröster, T, Hojjati, A and Moraes, B (2019) Probing hot gas around luminous red galaxies through the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491 (2). pp. 2318-2329. ISSN 0035-8711,

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We construct the mean thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (tSZ) Comptonization y profile around Luminous Red Galaxies (LRGs) in the redshift range 0.16 < z < 0.47 from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7 (DR7) using the Planck y map. The mean central tSZ signal for the full sample is y ~ 1.8 * 10^(-7) and we detect tSZ emission out to ~30 arcmin, which is well beyond the 10 arcmin angular resolution of the y map and well beyond the virial radii of the LRGs. We compare the measured profile with predictions from the cosmo-OWLS suite of cosmological hydrodynamical simulations. This comparison agrees well for models that include feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGN), but not with hydrodynamic models without this energetic feedback mechanism. This suggests that an additional heating mechanism is required over SNe feedback and star formation to explain the y data profile. We also compare our results with predictions based on the halo model with a universal pressure profile (UPP) giving the y signal. The predicted profile is consistent with the data, but only if we account for the clustering of haloes via a two-halo term and if halo masses are estimated using the mean stellar-to-halo mass (SHM) relation of Coupon et al. (2015) or Wang et al.(2016) estimated from gravitational lensing measurements. We also discuss the importance of scatter in the SHM relation on the model predictions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2019 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.CO; astro-ph.CO
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 08:00
DOI or ID number: 10.1093/mnras/stz3130
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12155
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