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2016MNRAS.458.3181C - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 458, 3181-3209 (2016/May-3)

Sizes, colour gradients and resolved stellar mass distributions for the massive cluster galaxies in XMMUJ2235-2557 at z = 1.39.

CHAN J.C.C., BEIFIORI A., MENDEL J.T., SAGLIA R.P., BENDER R., FOSSATI M., GALAMETZ A., WEGNER M., WILMAN D.J., CAPPELLARI M., DAVIES R.L., HOUGHTON R.C.W., PRICHARD L.J., LEWIS I.J., SHARPLES R. and STOTT J.P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We analyse the sizes, colour gradients and resolved stellar mass distributions for 36 massive and passive galaxies in the cluster XMMUJ2235-2557 at z=1.39 using optical and near-infrared Hubble Space Telescope (HST) imaging. We derive light-weighted Sersic fits in five HST bands (i775, z850, Y105, J125, H160), and find that the size decreases by ∼20 per cent going from i775 to H160 band, consistent with recent studies. We then generate spatially resolved stellar mass maps using an empirical relationship between and (z850 - H160) and use these to derive mass-weighted Sersic fits: the mass-weighted sizes are ∼41 per cent smaller than their rest-frame r-band counterparts compared with an average of ∼12 per cent at z ∼ 0. We attribute this evolution to the evolution in the and colour gradient. Indeed, as expected, the ratio of mass-weighted to light-weighted size is correlated with the M*/L gradient, but is also mildly correlated with the mass surface density and mass-weighted size. The colour gradients (∇_z - H_) are mostly negative, with a median value of ∼0.45 mag dex–1, twice the local value. The evolution is caused by an evolution in age gradients along the semimajor axis (a), with ∇age=dlog (age)/dlog (a) ∼- 0.33, while the survival of weaker colour gradients in old, local galaxies implies that metallicity gradients are also required, with ∇Z=dlog (Z)/dlog (a) ∼- 0.2. This is consistent with recent observational evidence for the inside-out growth of passive galaxies at high redshift, and favours a gradual mass growth mechanism, such as minor mergers.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: evolution - galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD - galaxies: formation - galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: high-redshift

Nomenclature: Table F1: [CBM2016] NNN N=36 among (Nos 36-642).

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