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|Title:||Characterizing the circum-galactic medium of damped Lyman-α absorbing galaxies||Authors:||Augustin, Ramona
York, Donald G.
|Issue Date:||2018||Journal:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY||Number:||478||Issue:||3||First Page:||3120||Abstract:||Gas flows in and out of galaxies through their circum-galactic medium (CGM) are poorly constrained and direct observations of this faint, diffuse medium remain challenging. We use a sample of five z ∼ 1-2 galaxy counterparts to damped Lyman-α absorbers (DLAs) to combine data on cold gas, metals and stellar content of the same galaxies. We present new Hubble Space Telescope (HST)/WFC3 imaging of these fields in three to five broad-band filters and characterize the stellar properties of the host galaxies. By fitting the spectral energy distribution, we measure their stellar masses to be in the range of log(M<SUB>*</SUB>/M<SUB>☉</SUB>) ∼ 9.1-10.7. Combining these with IFU observations, we find a large spread of baryon fractions inside the host galaxies, between 7 and 100 per cent. Similarly, we find gas fractions between 3 and 56 per cent. Given their star formation rates, these objects lie on the expected main sequence of galaxies. Emission line metallicities indicate they are consistent with the mass-metallicity relation for DLAs. We also report an apparent anti-correlation between the stellar masses and N(H I), which could be due to a dust bias effect or lower column density systems tracing more massive galaxies. We present new ALMA observations of one of the targets leading to a molecular gas mass of log(M<SUB>mol</SUB>/M<SUB>☉</SUB>) < 9.89. We also investigate the morphology of the DLA counterparts and find that most of the galaxies show a clumpy structure and suggest ongoing tidal interaction. Thanks to our high spatial resolution HST data, we gain new insights into the structural complexity of the CGM.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/30785||URL:||https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/478/3/3120/4998868||ISSN:||0035-8711||DOI:||10.1093/mnras/sty1287||Bibcode ADS:||2018MNRAS.478.3120A||Fulltext:||open|
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