The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample: Measurement of the growth rate of structure from the anisotropic correlation function between redshift 0.8 and 2.2

Pauline Zarrouk, Etienne Burtin, Héctor Gil-Marín, Ashley J. Ross, Rita Tojeiro, Isabelle Pâris, Kyle S. Dawson, Adam D. Myers, Will J. Percival, Chia Hsun Chuang, Gong Bo Zhao, Julian Bautista, Johan Comparat, Violeta González-Pérez, Salman Habib, Katrin Heitmann, Jiamin Hou, Pierre Laurent, Jean Marc Le Goff, Francisco PradaSergio A. Rodríguez-Torres, Graziano Rossi, Rossana Ruggeri, Ariel G. Sánchez, Donald P. Schneider, Jeremy L. Tinker, Yuting Wang, Christophe Yèche, Falk Baumgarten, Joel R. Brownstein, Sylvain de la Torre, Hélion du Mas des Bourboux, Jean Paul Kneib, Vivek Mariappan, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, John Peacock, Patrick Petitjean, Hee Jong Seo, Cheng Zhao

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Abstract

We present the clustering measurements of quasars in configuration space based on the Data Release 14 (DR14) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS). This data set includes 148 659 quasars spread over the redshift range 0.8 ≤ z ≤ 2.2 and spanning 2112.9 deg2. We use the Convolution Lagrangian Perturbation Theory approach with a Gaussian Streaming model for the redshift space distortions of the correlation function and demonstrate its applicability for dark matter haloes hosting eBOSS quasar tracers. At the effective redshift zeff = 1.52, we measure the linear growth rate of structure fσ8(zeff) = 0.426 ± 0.077, the expansion rate H(zeff) = 159 -13 +12(r s fid/rs) kms-1Mpc-1, and the angular diameter distance DA(zeff) = 1850 -115 +90 (rs/r s fid) Mpc, where rs is the sound horizon at the end of the baryon drag epoch and r s fid is its value in the fiducial cosmology. The quoted uncertainties include both systematic and statistical contributions. The results on the evolution of distances are consistent with the predictions of flat Λ-cold dark matter cosmology with Planck parameters, and the measurement of fσ8 extends the validity of General Relativity to higher redshifts (z > 1). This paper is released with companion papers using the same sample. The results on the cosmological parameters of the studies are found to be in very good agreement, providing clear evidence of the complementarity and of the robustness of the first full-shape clustering measurements with the eBOSS DR14 quasar sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1639-1663
Number of pages25
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume477
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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