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Title: The evolution of active galactic nuclei in clusters of galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey

The correlation between active galactic nuclei (AGN) and environment provides important clues to AGN fueling and the relationship of black hole growth to galaxy evolution. Here, we analyze the fraction of galaxies in clusters hosting AGN as a function of redshift and cluster richness for X-ray detected AGN associated with clusters of galaxies in Dark Energy Survey (DES) Science Verification data. The present sample includes 33 AGN with L_X > 10 43 ergs s -1 in non-central, host galaxies with luminosity greater than 0.5 L* from a total sample of 432 clusters in the redshift range of 0.10.7. Our result is in good agreement with previous work and parallels the increase in star formation in cluster galaxies over the same redshift range. But, the AGN fraction in clusters is observed to have no significant correlation with cluster mass. Future analyses with DES Year 1 through Year 3 data will be able to clarify whether AGN activity is correlated to cluster mass and will tightly constrain the relationship between cluster AGN populations and redshift.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
DES-2016-0158; FERMILAB-PUB-16-231-AE; arXiv:1606.06775
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; 1471689
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; AC02-76SF00515; AST-1138766; AYA2012-39559; ESP2013-48274; FPA2013-47986; 240672; 291329; 306478
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 465; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
The DES Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; x-rays: galaxies; x-rays: galaxies: clusters
OSTI Identifier:
1345642
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1353204

Bufanda, E., Hollowood, D., Jeltema, T. E., Rykoff, E. S., Rozo, E., Martini, P., Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Allam, S., Banerji, M., Benoit-L?vy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Cunha, C. E., da Costa, L. N., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Evrard, A. E., Fausti Neto, A., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., Gerdes, D. W., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Rooney, P., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D. L., and Walker, A. R.. The evolution of active galactic nuclei in clusters of galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2824.
Bufanda, E., Hollowood, D., Jeltema, T. E., Rykoff, E. S., Rozo, E., Martini, P., Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Allam, S., Banerji, M., Benoit-L?vy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Cunha, C. E., da Costa, L. N., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Evrard, A. E., Fausti Neto, A., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., Gerdes, D. W., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Rooney, P., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D. L., & Walker, A. R.. The evolution of active galactic nuclei in clusters of galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey. United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2824.
Bufanda, E., Hollowood, D., Jeltema, T. E., Rykoff, E. S., Rozo, E., Martini, P., Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Allam, S., Banerji, M., Benoit-L?vy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Cunha, C. E., da Costa, L. N., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Evrard, A. E., Fausti Neto, A., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., Gerdes, D. W., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Ogando, R., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Rooney, P., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D. L., and Walker, A. R.. 2016. "The evolution of active galactic nuclei in clusters of galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey". United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2824. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345642.
@article{osti_1345642,
title = {The evolution of active galactic nuclei in clusters of galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey},
author = {Bufanda, E. and Hollowood, D. and Jeltema, T. E. and Rykoff, E. S. and Rozo, E. and Martini, P. and Abbott, T. M. C. and Abdalla, F. B. and Allam, S. and Banerji, M. and Benoit-L?vy, A. and Bertin, E. and Brooks, D. and Carnero Rosell, A. and Carrasco Kind, M. and Carretero, J. and Cunha, C. E. and da Costa, L. N. and Desai, S. and Diehl, H. T. and Dietrich, J. P. and Evrard, A. E. and Fausti Neto, A. and Flaugher, B. and Frieman, J. and Gerdes, D. W. and Goldstein, D. A. and Gruen, D. and Gruendl, R. A. and Gutierrez, G. and Honscheid, K. and James, D. J. and Kuehn, K. and Kuropatkin, N. and Lima, M. and Maia, M. A. G. and Marshall, J. L. and Melchior, P. and Miquel, R. and Mohr, J. J. and Ogando, R. and Plazas, A. A. and Romer, A. K. and Rooney, P. and Sanchez, E. and Santiago, B. and Scarpine, V. and Sevilla-Noarbe, I. and Smith, R. C. and Soares-Santos, M. and Sobreira, F. and Suchyta, E. and Tarle, G. and Thomas, D. and Tucker, D. L. and Walker, A. R.},
abstractNote = {The correlation between active galactic nuclei (AGN) and environment provides important clues to AGN fueling and the relationship of black hole growth to galaxy evolution. Here, we analyze the fraction of galaxies in clusters hosting AGN as a function of redshift and cluster richness for X-ray detected AGN associated with clusters of galaxies in Dark Energy Survey (DES) Science Verification data. The present sample includes 33 AGN with L_X > 1043 ergs s-1 in non-central, host galaxies with luminosity greater than 0.5 L* from a total sample of 432 clusters in the redshift range of 0.10.7. Our result is in good agreement with previous work and parallels the increase in star formation in cluster galaxies over the same redshift range. But, the AGN fraction in clusters is observed to have no significant correlation with cluster mass. Future analyses with DES Year 1 through Year 3 data will be able to clarify whether AGN activity is correlated to cluster mass and will tightly constrain the relationship between cluster AGN populations and redshift.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/stw2824},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 3,
volume = 465,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}