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ALMA reveals metals yet no dust within multiple components in CR7

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  • J. Matthee
  • D. Sobral
  • F. Boone
  • H. Röttgering
  • D. Schaerer
  • M. Girard
  • A. Pallottini
  • L. Vallini
  • A. Ferrara
  • B. Darvish
  • B. Mobasher
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Article number145
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>20/12/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>The Astrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Volume851
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We present spectroscopic follow-up observations of CR7 with ALMA, targeted at constraining the infrared (IR) continuum and [CII]$_{158 \mu \rm m}$ line-emission at high spatial resolution matched to the HST/WFC3 imaging. CR7 is a luminous Ly$\alpha$ emitting galaxy at $z=6.6$ that consists of three separated UV-continuum components. Our observations reveal several well-separated components of [CII] emission. The two most luminous components in [CII] coincide with the brightest UV components (A and B), blue-shifted by $\approx 150$ km s$^{-1}$ with respect to the peak of Ly$\alpha$ emission. Other [CII] components are observed close to UV clumps B and C and are blue-shifted by $\approx300$ and $\approx80$ km s$^{-1}$ with respect to the systemic redshift. We do not detect FIR continuum emission due to dust with a 3$\sigma$ limiting luminosity L$_{\rm IR} (T_d = 35 \rm \, K) CR7s clumps have metallicities of $0.1\rm Z/Z_{\odot}0.2$. The observed ISM structure of CR7 indicates that we are likely witnessing the build up of a central galaxy in the early Universe through complex accretion of satellites.

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This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in The Astrophysical Journal. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa9931