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2018AJ....155..227B - Astron. J., 155, 227-227 (2018/June-0)

A search for molecular gas in the host galaxy of FRB 121102.

BOWER G.C., RAO R., KRIPS M., MADDOX N., BASSA C., ADAMS E.A.K., LAW C.J., TENDULKAR S.P., VAN LANGEVELDE H.J., PARAGI Z., BUTLER B.J. and CHATTERJEE S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present Submillimeter Array and Northern Extended Millimeter Array observations of the host galaxy of FRB 121102 in the CO 3-2 and 1-0 transitions, respectively. We do not detect emission from either transition. We set 3σ upper limits to the CO luminosity LCO < 2.5 x 107 K km s–1 pc–2 for CO 3-2 and LCO < 2.3 x 109 K km s–1 pc–2 for CO 1-0. For Milky Way-like star formation properties, we set a 3σ upper limit on the H2 mass of 2.5 x 108 M, slightly less than the predictions for the H2 mass based on the star formation rate. The true constraint on the H2 mass may be significantly higher, however, because of the reduction in CO luminosity that is common for low-metallicity dwarf galaxies like the FRB host galaxy. These results demonstrate the challenge of identifying the nature of FRB progenitors through study of the host galaxy molecular gas. We also place a limit of 42 µJy (3σ) on the continuum flux density of the persistent radio source at 97 GHz, consistent with a power-law extrapolation of the low-frequency spectrum, which may arise from an active galactic nucleus or other nonthermal source.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: dwarf - galaxies: star formation - ISM: molecules - radio lines: galaxies - stars: black holes - stars: neutron

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