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CO Tully-Fisher relation of star-forming galaxies at z = 0.05 – 0.3

Topal, S., Tiley, A. L., Davis, Timothy and Torii, Kazufumi 2018. CO Tully-Fisher relation of star-forming galaxies at z = 0.05 – 0.3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 479 (3) , pp. 3319-3334. 10.1093/mnras/sty1617

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The Tully-Fisher relation (TFR) is an empirical relation between galaxy luminosity and rotation velocity. We present here the first TFR of galaxies beyond the local Universe that uses carbon monoxide (CO) as the kinematic tracer. Our final sample includes 25 isolated, non-interacting star-forming galaxies with double-horned or boxy CO integrated line profiles located at redshifts z 6 0.3, drawn from a larger ensemble of 67 detected objects. The best reverse Ks-band, stellar mass and baryonic mass CO TFRs are respectively MKs = (−8.4 ± 2.9) hlog �W50/km s−1 sin i � − 2.5i + (−23.5 ± 0.5), log (M⋆/M⊙) = (5.2 ± 3.0) hlog �W50/km s−1 sin i � − 2.5i + (10.1 ± 0.5) and log (Mb/M⊙) = (4.9 ± 2.8) hlog �W50/km s−1 sin i � − 2.5i + (10.2 ± 0.5), where MKs is the total absolute Ks-band magnitude of the objects, M⋆ and Mb their total stellar and baryonic masses, and W50 the width of their line profile at 50% of the maximum. Dividing the sample into different redshift bins and comparing to the TFRs of a sample of local (z = 0) star-forming galaxies from the literature, we find no significant evolution in the slopes and zero-points of the TFRs sincez � 0.3, this in either luminosity or mass. In agreement with a growing number of CO TFR studies of nearby galaxies, we more generally find that CO is a suitable and attractive alternative to neutral hydrogen (HI). Our work thus provides an important benchmark for future higher redshift CO TFR studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0035-8711
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 June 2018
Date of Acceptance: 15 June 2018
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 04:18

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