Vol 18, No 11 (2018) / Liang

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Color gradients of the galaxies at 0.5 < z < 1 II. Clustering properties

Zhi-Xiong Liang, Cheng Li

Abstract

We investigate the dependence of clustering on luminosity, stellar mass and color gradient for galaxies at 0.5 < z < 1, using a sample of ~6300 galaxies from the final data release of the VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS-PDR2). We estimate both the auto-correlation function for galaxy samples selected by B-band absolute magnitude and stellar mass, and the cross-correlation function of galaxy samples selected by color gradient with respect to the full galaxy sample. The auto-correlation function amplitudes at fixed scale are found to positively correlate with both galaxy luminosity and stellar mass, and the effect holds for all the scales probed (0.2 h−1 Mpc < rp < 20 h−1 Mpc), in good agreement with previous measurements based on an earlier data release of VIPERS. When the stellar mass is limited to a narrow range, we find the clustering power to be essentially independent of galaxy color gradient, and this conclusion is true for all the masses and all the scales considered here. In a parallel paper, we find that the half-light radius is the only galaxy property other than stellar mass that is related to color gradient. Considering the previous finding that clustering depends weakly on galaxy structure at given mass, the non-dependence of clustering on color gradient found here reinforces our conclusion that the color gradient and structural parameters of a galaxy are intrinsically related to each other.

Keywords


galaxies: photometry — galaxies: statistics — galaxies: evolution

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1674–4527/18/11/144

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