2012A&A...539A..31C


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2012A&A...539A..31C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 539A, 31-31 (2012/3-1)

The star formation rate density and dust attenuation evolution over 12 gyr with the VVDS surveys.

CUCCIATI O., TRESSE L., ILBERT O., LE FEVRE O., GARILLI B., LE BRUN V., CASSATA P., FRANZETTI P., MACCAGNI D., SCODEGGIO M., ZUCCA E., ZAMORANI G., BARDELLI S., BOLZONELLA M., BIELBY R.M., McCRACKEN H.J., ZANICHELLI A. and VERGANI D.

Abstract (from CDS):

We investigate the global galaxy evolution over ∼12Gyr (0.05≤z≤4.5), from the far ultraviolet (FUV) luminosity function (LF), luminosity density (LD), and star formation rate density (SFRD), using the VIMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS), a single deep galaxy redshift survey with a well controlled selection function. We combine the VVDS Deep (17.5≤IAB≤24.0) and Ultra-Deep (23.00≤i'AB≤24.75) redshift surveys, totalizing ∼11000 galaxies, to estimate the rest-frame FUV LF and LD, using a wide wavelength range of deep photometry (337<λ<2310nm). We extract the dust attenuation of the FUV radiation, embedded in the well-constrained spectral energy distributions. We then derive the dust-corrected SFRD. We find a constant and flat faint-end slope α in the FUV LF at z<1.7. At z>1.7, we set α steepening with (1+z). The absolute magnitude M*FUV steadily brightens in the entire range 0<z<4.5, and at z>2 it is on average brighter than in the literature, while φ* is on average smaller. The evolution of our total LD shows a peak at z≃2, clearly present also when considering all sources of uncertainty. The SFRD history peaks as well at z≃2. It first steadily rises by a factor of ∼6 during 2Gyr (from z=4.5 to z=2), and then decreases by a factor of ∼12 during 10Gyr down to z=0.05. This peak is mainly produced by a similar peak within the population of galaxies with -21.5≤MFUV≤-19.5. As times goes by, the total SFRD is dominated by fainter and fainter galaxies. The mean dust attenuation of the global galaxy population rises fast by 1mag during 2Gyr from z≃4.5 to z∼2, reaches slowly its maximum at z≃1 (AFUV≃2.2mag), and then decreases by 1.1mag during 7Gyr down to z≃0. We have derived the cosmic SFRD history and the total dust amount in galaxies over a continuous period of ∼12Gyr, using a single homogeneous spectroscopic redshift sample. The presence of a clear peak at z≃2 and a fast rise at z>2 of the SFRD is compelling for models of galaxy formation. This peak is mainly produced by bright galaxies (L>L*z=2), requiring that significant gas reservoirs still exist at this epoch and are probably replenished by cold accretion and wet mergers, while feedback or quenching processes are not yet strong enough to lower the SF. The dust attenuation maximum is reached ∼2Gyr after the SFRD peak, implying a contribution from the intermediate-mass stars to the dust production at z<2.

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Journal keyword(s): cosmology: observations - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: high-redshift - galaxies: luminosity function, mass function - galaxies: star formation

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2 NAME Chandra Deep Field-South reg 03 32 28.0 -27 48 30           ~ 1734 1
3 NAME COSMOS Field reg 10 00 28.60 +02 12 21.0           ~ 1828 0
4 NAME Hubble Deep Field reg 12 36 49.5 +62 12 58           ~ 1799 1
5 NAME Subaru Deep Field NGP reg 13 24 21.3 +27 29 23           ~ 292 1

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