Evolution of Star-forming Galaxies from z=0.7 to 1.2 with eBOSS Emission-line Galaxies

Guo, Hong and Yang, Xiaohu and Raichoor, Anand and Zheng, Zheng and Comparat, Johan and Gonzalez-Perez, V. and Kneib, Jean-Paul and Schneider, Donald P. and Bizyaev, Dmitry and Oravetz, Daniel and Oravetz, Audrey and Pan, Kaike (2019) Evolution of Star-forming Galaxies from z=0.7 to 1.2 with eBOSS Emission-line Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal, 871 (2). ISSN 0004-637X

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We study the evolution of star-forming galaxies with 10 10 M ⊙ < M ∗ < 10 11.6 M ⊙ over the redshift range of 0.7 < z < 1.2 using the emission-line galaxies (ELGs) in the extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS). By applying the incomplete conditional stellar mass function (SMF) model proposed in Guo et al., we simultaneously constrain the sample completeness, the stellariVhalo mass relation (SHMR), and the quenched galaxy fraction. We obtain the intrinsic SMFs for star-forming galaxies in the redshift bins of 0.7 < z < 0.8, 0.8 < z < 0.9, 0.9 < z < 1.0, and 1.0 < z < 1.2, as well as the SMF for all galaxies in the redshift bin of 0.7 < z < 0.8. We find that the eBOSS ELG sample only selects about 1%-10% of the star-forming galaxy population at the different redshifts, with the lower redshift samples more complete. There is only weak evolution in the SHMR of the ELGs from z = 1.2 to z = 0.7, as well as the intrinsic galaxy SMFs. Our best-fitting models show that the central ELGs at these redshifts live in halos of mass M ∼ 10 12 M ⊙ , while the satellite ELGs occupy slightly more massive halos of M ∼ 10 12.6 M ⊙ . The average satellite fraction of the observed ELGs varies from 13% to 17%, with the galaxy bias increasing from 1.1 to 1.4 from z = 0.7 to 1.2.

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