Astrophys. J., 852, 142-142 (2018/January-2)
The effect of filaments and tendrils on the H I content of galaxies.
ODEKON M.C., HALLENBECK G., HAYNES M.P., KOOPMANN R.A., PHI A. and WOLFE P.-F.
Abstract (from CDS):
We use the ALFALFA H I survey to examine whether the cold gas reservoirs of galaxies are inhibited or enhanced in large-scale filaments. Our sample includes 9947 late-type galaxies with H I detections and 4236 late-type galaxies with well-determined H I detection limits that we incorporate using survival analysis statistics. We find that, even at fixed local density and stellar mass, and with group galaxies removed, the H I deficiency of galaxies in the stellar mass range 8.5 < log(M/M☉) < 10.5 decreases with distance from the filament spine, suggesting that galaxies are cut off from their supply of cold gas in this environment. We also find that, at fixed local density and stellar mass, the galaxies that are the most gas-rich are those in small, correlated "tendril" structures within voids: although galaxies in tendrils are in significantly denser environments, on average, than galaxies in voids, they are not redder or more H I deficient. This stands in contrast to the fact that galaxies in tendrils are more massive than those in voids, suggesting a more advanced stage of evolution. Finally, at fixed stellar mass and color, galaxies closer to the filament spine, or in high-density environments, are more deficient in H I. This fits a picture where, as galaxies enter denser regions, they first lose H I gas and then redden as star formation is reduced.
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galaxies: evolution - galaxies: general - galaxies: ISM - galaxies: spiral - galaxies: statistics - large-scale structure of universe - large-scale structure of universe
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