The linear point (LP), defined as the mid-point between the dip and the peak of the two-point clustering correlation function (TPCF), has been shown to be an excellent standard ruler for cosmology. In fact, it is nearly redshift-independent, being weakly sensitive to non-linearities, scale-dependent halo bias and redshift-space distortions. So far, these findings were tested assuming that neutrinos are massless; in this paper we extend the analysis to massive-neutrino cosmologies. In particular, we examine if the scale-dependent growth induced by neutrinos affects the LP position and if it is possible to detect the neutrino masses using the shift of the LP compared to the massless-neutrino case. For our purposes, we employ two sets of state-of-the-art N-body simulations with massive neutrinos. For each of them we measure the TPCF of cold dark matter (CDM) and halos and, to estimate the LP, fit the TPCF with a model-independent parametric fit in the range of scales of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO). Overall, we find that the LP retains its features as a standard ruler even when neutrinos are massive. The cosmic distances measured with the LP can therefore be employed to constrain the neutrino mass.

The effects of massive neutrinos on the linear point of the correlation function / Parimbelli, G.; Anselmi, S.; Viel, M.; Carbone, C.; Villaescusa-Navarro, F.; Corasaniti, P. S.; Rasera, Y.; Sheth, R.; Starkman, G. D.; Zehavi, I.. - In: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1475-7516. - 2021:1(2021), pp. 1-26. [10.1088/1475-7516/2021/01/009]

The effects of massive neutrinos on the linear point of the correlation function

Parimbelli G.
;
Viel M.;Carbone C.;
2021

Abstract

The linear point (LP), defined as the mid-point between the dip and the peak of the two-point clustering correlation function (TPCF), has been shown to be an excellent standard ruler for cosmology. In fact, it is nearly redshift-independent, being weakly sensitive to non-linearities, scale-dependent halo bias and redshift-space distortions. So far, these findings were tested assuming that neutrinos are massless; in this paper we extend the analysis to massive-neutrino cosmologies. In particular, we examine if the scale-dependent growth induced by neutrinos affects the LP position and if it is possible to detect the neutrino masses using the shift of the LP compared to the massless-neutrino case. For our purposes, we employ two sets of state-of-the-art N-body simulations with massive neutrinos. For each of them we measure the TPCF of cold dark matter (CDM) and halos and, to estimate the LP, fit the TPCF with a model-independent parametric fit in the range of scales of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO). Overall, we find that the LP retains its features as a standard ruler even when neutrinos are massive. The cosmic distances measured with the LP can therefore be employed to constrain the neutrino mass.
2021
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10.1088/1475-7516/2021/01/009
https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.10345
Parimbelli, G.; Anselmi, S.; Viel, M.; Carbone, C.; Villaescusa-Navarro, F.; Corasaniti, P. S.; Rasera, Y.; Sheth, R.; Starkman, G. D.; Zehavi, I.
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