A Model Connecting Galaxy Masses, Star Formation Rates, and Dust Temperatures across Cosmic Time
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Astron
Univ Arizona, Steward Observ
Keywordsdark ages, reionization, first stars
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CitationA Model Connecting Galaxy Masses, Star Formation Rates, and Dust Temperatures across Cosmic Time 2018, 854 (1):36 The Astrophysical Journal
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
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AbstractWe investigate the evolution of dust content in galaxies from redshifts z = 0 to z = 9.5. Using empirically motivated prescriptions, we model galactic-scale properties-including halo mass, stellar mass, star formation rate, gas mass, and metallicity-to make predictions for the galactic evolution of dust mass and dust temperature in main-sequence galaxies. Our simple analytic model, which predicts that galaxies in the early universe had greater quantities of dust than their low-redshift counterparts, does a good job of reproducing observed trends between galaxy dust and stellar mass out to z approximate to 6. We find that for fixed galaxy stellar mass, the dust temperature increases from z = 0 to z = 6. Our model forecasts a population of low-mass, high-redshift galaxies with interstellar dust as hot as, or hotter than, their more massive counterparts; but this prediction needs to be constrained by observations. Finally, we make predictions for observing 1.1 mm flux density arising from interstellar dust emission with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.
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SponsorsJohn Harvard Distinguished Science Fellowship Program