We present a comprehensive analysis of atomic hydrogen (H i) properties using a semi-analytical model of galaxy formation and N-body simulations covering a large cosmological volume at high resolution. We examine the H i mass function and the H i density, characterizing both their redshift evolution and their dependence on hosting halo mass. We analyse the H i content of dark matter haloes in the local Universe and up to redshift z = 5, discussing the contribution of different galaxy properties. We find that different assembly history plays a crucial role in the scatter of this relation. We propose new fitting functions useful for constructing mock H i maps with halo occupation distribution techniques. We investigate the H i clustering properties relevant for future 21 cm intensity mapping (IM) experiments, including the H i bias and the shot-noise level. The H i bias increases with redshift and it is roughly flat on the largest scales probed. The scale dependence is found at progressively larger scales with increasing redshift, apart from a dip feature at z = 0. The shot-noise values are consistent with the ones inferred by independent studies, confirming that shot noise will not be a limiting factor for IM experiments. We detail the contribution from various galaxy properties on the H i power spectrum and their relation to the halo bias. We find that H i poor satellite galaxies play an important role at the scales of the one-halo term. Finally, we present the 21 cm signal in redshift space, a fundamental prediction to be tested against data from future radio telescopes such as Square Kilometre Array.

The atomic hydrogen content of the post-reionization Universe / Spinelli, Marta; Zoldan, Anna; De Lucia, Gabriella; Xie, Lizhi; Viel, Matteo. - In: MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. - ISSN 0035-8711. - 493:4(2020), pp. 5434-5455. [10.1093/mnras/staa604]

The atomic hydrogen content of the post-reionization Universe

Viel, Matteo
2020

Abstract

We present a comprehensive analysis of atomic hydrogen (H i) properties using a semi-analytical model of galaxy formation and N-body simulations covering a large cosmological volume at high resolution. We examine the H i mass function and the H i density, characterizing both their redshift evolution and their dependence on hosting halo mass. We analyse the H i content of dark matter haloes in the local Universe and up to redshift z = 5, discussing the contribution of different galaxy properties. We find that different assembly history plays a crucial role in the scatter of this relation. We propose new fitting functions useful for constructing mock H i maps with halo occupation distribution techniques. We investigate the H i clustering properties relevant for future 21 cm intensity mapping (IM) experiments, including the H i bias and the shot-noise level. The H i bias increases with redshift and it is roughly flat on the largest scales probed. The scale dependence is found at progressively larger scales with increasing redshift, apart from a dip feature at z = 0. The shot-noise values are consistent with the ones inferred by independent studies, confirming that shot noise will not be a limiting factor for IM experiments. We detail the contribution from various galaxy properties on the H i power spectrum and their relation to the halo bias. We find that H i poor satellite galaxies play an important role at the scales of the one-halo term. Finally, we present the 21 cm signal in redshift space, a fundamental prediction to be tested against data from future radio telescopes such as Square Kilometre Array.
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https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/493/4/5434/5775323
https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.02242
Spinelli, Marta; Zoldan, Anna; De Lucia, Gabriella; Xie, Lizhi; Viel, Matteo
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