Clues on void evolution I: Large scale galaxy distributions around voids

Дата и время публикации : 2013-06-24T22:47:41Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
L. Ceccarelli
D. Paz
M. Lares
N. Padilla
D. García Lambas

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Коментарии к cтатье: Accepted for Publication in MNRAS, 9 pages, 7 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: We perform a statistical study focused on void environments. We examine galaxy density profiles around voids in the SDSS, finding a correlation between void–centric distance to the shell of maximum density and void radius when a maximum in overdensity exists. We analyze voids with and without a surrounding over-dense shell in the SDSS. We find that small voids are more frequently surrounded by over-dense shells whereas the radial galaxy density profile of large voids tends to rise smoothly towards the mean galaxy density. We analyse the fraction of voids surrounded by overdense shells finding a continuous trend with void radius. The differences between voids with and without an overdense shell around them can be understood in terms of whether the voids are, on average, in the process of collapsing or continuing their expansion, respectively, in agreement with previous theoretical expectations. We use numerical simulations coupled to semi-analytic models of galaxy formation in order to test and interpret our results. The very good agreement between the mock catalog results and the observations provides additional support to the viability of a LCDM model to reproduce the large scale structure of the universe as defined by the void network, in a way which has not been analysed previously.

Category: Physics