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dc.creatorFinkelstein, S. L.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-16T14:47:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-16T14:47:53Zen
dc.date.issued2012-09en
dc.identifier.citationSteven L. Finkelstein. AIP Conference Proceedings 1480, 261 (Sep., 2012); doi: 10.1063/1.4754364en
dc.identifier.issn0094-243Xen
dc.identifier.issn978-0-7354-1092-3en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/29435en
dc.description.abstractWe present recent results on the rest-frame ultraviolet (UV) colors of galaxies at high-redshift, and the contribution of these galaxies to the reionization of the intergalactic medium (IGM). Using a combination of deep and wide data from the CANDELS, HUDF09 and ERS programs, we find that galaxies at z = 7 appear to be dust free, and they become substantially dustier by z = 4. Faint galaxies at z = 7 appear very blue, but they are consistent with the colors of very blue local galaxies, thus there is no evidence for the presence of exotic stellar populations. We find that the observable galaxy population can sustain a fully ionized IGM at z = 6 if the escape fraction of ionizing photons (f(esc)) is 30%. If the luminosity function extends much fainter, then the required f(esc) is lowered to similar to 10%. Examining the constraint on the emission rate of ionizing photons from Ly alpha forest measurements, we find that if the luminosity function extends to M-UV = -13, f(esc) must be less than 13% at z = 6. This escape fraction can still sustain a reionized IGM at z = 6, and even at z = 7, but unless it rises substantially at z > 6, the IGM may be similar to 20 - 50% neutral by z = 8.en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
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dc.subjectsimilar-to 7en
dc.subjectlyman-break galaxiesen
dc.subjectstar-forming galaxiesen
dc.subjectultra-deep-fielden
dc.subjectuv-continuum slopeen
dc.subjectly-alpha emittersen
dc.subjectluminosityen
dc.subjectfunctionsen
dc.subjectspectroscopic confirmationen
dc.subjectwfc3/ir observationsen
dc.subjectkecken
dc.subjectspectroscopyen
dc.subjectastronomy & astrophysicsen
dc.titleThe Colors Of Galaxies At 4 < Z < 8 And Their Contribution To Reionizationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.departmentAstronomyen
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4754364en
dc.contributor.utaustinauthorFinkelstein, Steven L.en
dc.relation.ispartofserialFirst Stars IV - from Hayashi to the Futureen_US


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