The growth of brightest cluster galaxies and intracluster light over the past 10 billion years
Gonzalez, Anthony H
Mulchaey, John S
Stanford, S A
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Astron, Steward Observ
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PublisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
CitationTahlia DeMaio, Anthony H Gonzalez, Ann Zabludoff, Dennis Zaritsky, Greg Aldering, Mark Brodwin, Thomas Connor, Megan Donahue, Brian Hayden, John S Mulchaey, Saul Perlmutter, S A Stanford, The growth of brightest cluster galaxies and intracluster light over the past 10 billion years, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 491, Issue 3, January 2020, Pages 3751–3759, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz3236
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AbstractWe constrain the evolution of the brightest cluster galaxy plus intracluster light (BCG + ICL) using an ensemble of 42 galaxy groups and clusters that span redshifts of z = 0.05-1.75 and masses of M-500,M-c = 2 x 10(13)-10(15) M-circle dot. Specifically, we measure the relationship between the BCG + ICL stellar mass M-star and M-500,M-c at projected radii 10 < r < 100 kpc for three different epochs. At intermediate redshift ((z) over bar = 0.40), where we have the best data, we find M-star M-500,c(0.48 +/- 0.06). Fixing the exponent of this power law for all redshifts, we constrain the normalization of this relation to be 2.08 +/- 0.21 times higher at (z) over bar = 0.40 than at high redshift ((z) over bar = 1.55). We find no change in the relation from intermediate to low redshift ((z) over bar = 0.10). In other words, for fixed M-500,M-c, M-star at 10 < r < 100 kpc increases from (z) over bar = 1.55 to (z) over bar = 0.40 and not significantly thereafter. Theoretical models predict that the physical mass growth of the cluster from z = 1.5 to z = 0 within r(500,c) is 1.4x, excluding evolution due to definition of r(500,c). We find that M-star within the central 100 kpc increases by similar to 3.8x over the same period. Thus, the growth of M-star in this central region is more than a factor of 2 greater than the physical mass growth of the cluster as a whole. Furthermore, the concentration of the BCG + ICL stellar mass, defined by the ratio of stellar mass within 10 kpc to the total stellar mass within 100 kpc, decreases with increasing M-500,M-c at all z. We interpret this result as evidence for inside-out growth of the BCG + ICL over the past 10 Gyr, with stellar mass assembly occurring at larger radii at later times.
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