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2011ApJ...732..126M - Astrophys. J., 732, 126 (2011/May-2)

An accounting of the dust-obscured star formation and accretion histories over the last ∼11 billion years.


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We report on an accounting of the star-formation- and accretion-driven energetics of 24 µm-detected sources in the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-North field. For sources having infrared (IR; 8-1000 µm) luminosities ≳ 3x1012 L when derived by fitting local spectral energy distributions (SEDs) to 24 µm photometry alone, we find these IR luminosity estimates to be a factor of ∼4 times larger than those estimated when the SED fitting includes additional 16 and 70 µm data (and in some cases mid-IR spectroscopy and 850 µm data). This discrepancy arises from the fact that high-luminosity sources at z {Gt} 0 appear to have far- to mid-IR ratios, as well as aromatic feature equivalent widths, typical of lower luminosity galaxies in the local universe. Using our improved estimates for IR luminosity and active galactic nucleus (AGN) contributions, we investigate the evolution of the IR luminosity density versus redshift arising from star formation and AGN processes alone. We find that, within the uncertainties, the total star-formation-driven IR luminosity density is constant between 1.15 ≲ z ≲ 2.35, although our results suggest a slightly larger value at z ≳ 2. AGNs appear to account for ≲ 18% of the total IR luminosity density integrated between 0 ≲ z ≲ 2.35, contributing ≲ 25% at each epoch. Luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs; 1011 L ≤ LIR< 1012 L) appear to dominate the star formation rate density along with normal star-forming galaxies (L IR< 1011 L) between 0.6 ≲ z ≲ 1.15. Once beyond z ≳ 2, the contribution from ultraluminous infrared galaxies (LIR ≥ 1012 L) becomes comparable with that of LIRGs. Using our improved IR luminosity estimates, we find existing calibrations for UV extinction corrections based on measurements of the UV spectral slope typically overcorrect UV luminosities by a factor of ∼2, on average, for our sample of 24 µm-selected sources; accordingly we have derived a new UV extinction correction more appropriate for our sample.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: evolution - infrared: galaxies - radio continuum: galaxies - ultraviolet: galaxies

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