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A multiwavelength consensus on the main sequence of star-forming galaxies at z ~ 2



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Domínguez Sánchez, Helena (2014) A multiwavelength consensus on the main sequence of star-forming galaxies at z ~ 2. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443 (1). pp. 19-30. ISSN 0035-8711


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stu1110


We compare various star formation rate (SFR) indicators for star-forming galaxies at 1.4 < z < 2.5 in the COSMOS field. The main focus is on the SFRs from the far-IR (PACS-Herschel data) with those from the ultraviolet, for galaxies selected according to the BzK criterion. FIR-selected samples lead to a vastly different slope of the SFRstellar mass (M∗) relation, compared to that of the dominant main sequence population as measured from the UV, since the FIR selection picks predominantly only a minority of outliers. However, there is overall agreement between the main sequences derived with the two SFR indicators, when stacking on the PACS maps the BzK-selected galaxies. The resulting logarithmic slope of the SFR-M∗ relation is ∼ 0.8 − 0.9, in agreement with that derived from the dust-corrected UV-luminosity. Exploiting deeper 24µm-Spitzer data we have characterized a sub-sample of galaxies with reddening and SFRs poorly constrained, as they are very faint in the B band. The combination of Herschel with Spitzer data have allowed us to largely break the age/reddening degeneracy for these intriguing sources, by distinguishing whether a galaxy is very red in B-z because of being heavily dust reddened, or whether because star formation has been (or is being) quenched. Finally, we have compared our SFR(UV) to the SFRs derived by stacking the radio data and to those derived from the Hα luminosity of a sample of star-forming galaxies at 1.4 < z < 1.7. The two sets of SFRs are broadly consistent as they are with the SFRs derived from the UV and by stackin the corresponding PACS data in various mass bins.

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© 2012 RAS. Artículo firmado por 21 autores. GR, IB and AF acknowledge support from the University of Padova from ASI (Herschel Science Contract I/005/07/0). AR acknowledges funding support from a INAF-PRIN-2010 grant. ED acknowledges funding support from ERC-StG grant UPGAL 240039 and ANR-08-JCJC-0008. GC acknowledges support from grant PRIN-INAF 2011 ”Black hole growth and AGN feedback through the cosmic time AC acknowledges the MIUR PRIN 2010-2011 ”The dark Universe and the cosmic evolution of baryons: from current surveys to Euclid”. This work was supported by World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Initiative), MEXT, Japan. PACS has been developed by a consortium of institutes led by MPE (Germany) and including UVIE (Austria); KU Leuven, CSL, IMEC (Belgium); CEA, LAM (France); MPIA (Germany); INAF- IFSI/OAA/OAP/OAT, LENS, SISSA (Italy); IAC (Spain). This development has been supported by the funding agencies BMVIT (Austria), ESAPRODEX (Belgium), CEA/CNES (France), DLR (Germany), ASI/INAF (Italy), and CICYT/MCYT (Spain). We thank the anonymous referee for a careful reading and valuable comments, which have significantly contributed to improve the clarity of the paper.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Spectral energy-distributios; High-redshift galaxies; Galaxies; Formation rates; Infrared luminosity; Formation history; Massive galaxies; Cosmos survey; Evolution; Herschel; Z-similar-to-2.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:29822
Deposited On:29 Apr 2015 09:47
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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