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Mean Occupation Function of High Redshift Quasars from the Planck Cluster Catalog.

Priyanka Chakraborty, Adam D. Myers, Alankar Dutta, Suchetana Chatterjee

We characterise the distribution of quasars within dark matter halos using a direct measurement technique for the first time at redshifts as high as $z \sim 1$. Using the Planck Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) catalogue for galaxy groups and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR12 quasar dataset, we assign host clusters/groups to the quasars and make a measurement of the mean number of quasars within dark matter halos as a function of halo mass. We find that a simple power-law fit of $\log\left <N\right> = (2.11 \pm 0.01) \log (M) -(32.77 \pm 0.11)$ can be used to model the quasar fraction in dark matter halos. This suggests that the quasar fraction increases monotonically as a function of halo mass even to redshifts as high as $z\sim 1$.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06522

DOI: arXiv:1801.06522v1

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