Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 482, 5597-5605 (2019/February-1)
uGMRT detections of H I 21-cm absorption associated with intermediate redshift galaxies.
Abstract (from CDS):
I report detections of four new H I 21-cm absorbers associated with sources at intermediate redshifts, 0.7 < z < 1.0. The sources are part of a sample of 11 radio-loud galaxies, all at 0.7 < z < 1.0, that were searched for associated H I 21-cm absorption using uGMRT. Previously, just four such absorbers were known in the literature at these redshifts; the current observations have increased the total to eight. The results indicate that the detection fraction at intermediate redshifts could be as high as that at lower redshifts, ~30 per cent, on contrary to a much lower detection fraction observed in samples at z > 1. Three detections show strong blueshifted features, indicating cold gas outflows. These three sources also tentatively show excess [O II] line luminosity compared to a bulk of the remaining sample, possibly suggesting that the hosts of these active galactic nuclei harbour different environments, either due to interaction with the radio jets or due to excess star formation in the host galaxy. Further, a cold H I mass outflow rate of ≃78 M☉ yr–1, assuming Ts = 1000 K, is estimated for the detection towards SDSS J014652.79-015721.2, at z = 0.959 04, which is the highest till date in comparison to similar estimates available in the literature.
© 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
galaxies: active - galaxies: high redshift - quasars absorption lines - radio lines galaxies
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