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Galaxy populations in massive galaxy clusters to z=1.1: colour distribution, concentration, halo occupation number and red sequence fraction

Author(s): Hennig, C; Mohr, JJ; Zenteno, A; Desai, S; Dietrich, JP; et al

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Abstract: We study the galaxy populations in 74 Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect selected clusters from the South Pole Telescope survey, which have been imaged in the science verification phase of the Dark Energy Survey. The sample extends up to z similar to 1.1 with 4 x 10(14)M(circle dot) <= M-200 <= 3 x 10(15)M(circle dot). Using the band containing the 4000 angstrom break and its redward neighbour, we study the colour-magnitude distributions of cluster galaxies to similar to m(*) + 2, finding that: (1) The intrinsic rest frame g - r colour width of the red sequence (RS) population is similar to 0.03 out to z similar to 0.85 with a preference for an increase to similar to 0.07 at z = 1, and (2) the prominence of the RS declines beyond z similar to 0.6. The spatial distribution of cluster galaxies is well described by the NFW profile out to 4R(200) with a concentration of c(g) = 3.59(-0.18)(+0.20), 5.37(-0.24)(+0.27) and 1.38(-0.19)(+0.21) for the full, the RS and the blue non-RS populations, respectively, but with similar to 40 per cent to 55 per cent cluster to cluster variation and no statistically significant redshift or mass trends. The number of galaxies within the virial region N-200 exhibits a mass trend indicating that the number of galaxies per unit total mass is lower in the most massive clusters, and shows no significant redshift trend. The RS fraction within R-200 is (68 +/- 3) per cent at z = 0.46, varies from similar to 55 per cent at z = 1 to similar to 80 per cent at z = 0.1 and exhibits intrinsic variation among clusters of∼14 per cent. We discuss a model that suggests that the observed redshift trend in RS fraction favours a transformation time-scale for infalling field galaxies to become RS galaxies of 2–3 Gyr.
Publication Date: Jun-2017
Electronic Publication Date: 23-Jan-2017
Citation: Hennig, C, Mohr, JJ, Zenteno, A, Desai, S, Dietrich, JP, Bocquet, S, Strazzullo, V, Saro, A, Abbott, TMC, Abdalla, FB, Bayliss, M, Benoit-Levy, A, Bernstein, RA, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Capasso, R, Capozzi, D, Carnero, A, Kind, M Carrasco, Carretero, J, Chiu, I, D Andrea, CB, daCosta, LN, Diehl, HT, Doel, P, Eifler, TF, Evrard, AE, Fausti-Neto, A, Fosalba, P, Frieman, J, Gangkofner, C, Gonzalez, A, Gruen, D, Gruendl, RA, Gupta, N, Gutierrez, G, Honscheid, K, Hlavacek-Larrondo, J, James, DJ, Kuehn, K, Kuropatkin, N, Lahav, O, March, M, Marshall, JL, Martini, P, McDonald, M, Melchior, P, Miller, CJ, Miquel, R, Neilsen, E, Nord, B, Ogando, R, Plazas, AA, Reichardt, C, Romer, AK, Rozo, E, Rykoff, ES, Sanchez, E, Santiago, B, Schubnell, M, Sevilla-Noarbe, I, Smith, RC, Soares-Santos, M, Sobreira, F, Stalder, B, Stanford, SA, Suchyta, E, Swanson, MEC, Tarle, G, Thomas, D, Vikram, V, Walker, AR, Zhang, Y. (2017). Galaxy populations in massive galaxy clusters to z=1.1: colour distribution, concentration, halo occupation number and red sequence fraction. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 467 (4015 - 4035. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx175
DOI: doi:10.1093/mnras/stx175
ISSN: 0035-8711
EISSN: 1365-2966
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Pages: 4015 - 4035
Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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