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A one-dimensional hydrodynamic model for accretion, cooling, and heating of gas in dark matter haloes from z=6 to z=0

Choudhury, Prakriti Pal and Kauffmann, Guinevere and Sharma, Prateek (2019) A one-dimensional hydrodynamic model for accretion, cooling, and heating of gas in dark matter haloes from z=6 to z=0. In: MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 485 (3). pp. 3430-3445.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz567


We study an idealized one-dimensional model for the evolution of hot gas in darkmatter haloes for redshifts z = 0, 6]. We introduce a numerical set-up incorporating cosmological accretion of gas, along with the growth of the halo, based on the Van den Bosch model for the average growth of haloes as a function of cosmic time. We evolve one-dimensional Lagrangian shells with radiative cooling of the gas and heating due to feedback from the gas cooling and moving in towards the centre. A simple Bondi accretion model on to a central black hole is used to include feedback heating. The set-up captures some of the key characteristics of spherically symmetric accretion on to the haloes: formation of virial shocks slightly outside r(200) and long-term thermal balance in the form of cooling and heating cycles. The gas density outside our initial haloes at z = 6 is constrained by requiring that the baryon fraction within the virial radius for non-radiative evolution be equal to the universal value at almost all times. The total mass in the cold phase (taken to be similar to 10(4) K) within 40 kpc is tracked as a function of the halo mass and redshift. We compare the evolution of the cold gas mass to the observed stellar mass versus halo mass relations, following which, we can constrain the feedback energy required for different halo masses and redshifts. We also compare and match the hot gas density and temperature profiles for our most massive halo to those of clusters observed upto redshift 2. Our model is thus an improvement over the semi-analytic models in which isothermal condition and rho proportional to r(-2) are assumed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Keywords: methods: numerical; hydrodynamics; galaxies: haloes; galaxies: evolution
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 09:52
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 09:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63338

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