We present Plateau de Bure Interferometer observations of far infra-red emission lines in BRI 0952-0115, a lensed quasar at z=4.4 powered by a super-massive black hole (M_BH=2x10^9 M_sun). In this source, the resolved map of the [CII] emission at 158 micron allows us to reveal the presence of a companion galaxy, located at \sim 10 kpc from the quasar, undetected in optical observations. From the CO(5-4) emission line properties we infer a stellar mass M*<2.2x10^10 M_sun, which is significantly smaller than the one found in local galaxies hosting black holes with similar masses (M* \sim 10^12 M_sun). The detection of the [NII] emission at 205 micron suggests that the metallicity in BRI 0952-0115 is consistent with solar, implying that the chemical evolution has progressed very rapidly in this system. We also present PdBI observations of the [CII] emission line in SDSSJ1148+5251, one of the most distant quasar known, at z=6.4. We detect broad wings in the [CII] emission line, indicative of gas which is outflowing from the host galaxy. In particular, the extent of the wings, and the size of the [CII] emitting region associated to them, are indicative of a quasar-driven massive outflow with the highest outflow rate ever found (dM/dt>3500 M_sun/yr).

Far infra-red emission lines in high redshift quasars

GALLERANI, SIMONA
2012

Abstract

We present Plateau de Bure Interferometer observations of far infra-red emission lines in BRI 0952-0115, a lensed quasar at z=4.4 powered by a super-massive black hole (M_BH=2x10^9 M_sun). In this source, the resolved map of the [CII] emission at 158 micron allows us to reveal the presence of a companion galaxy, located at \sim 10 kpc from the quasar, undetected in optical observations. From the CO(5-4) emission line properties we infer a stellar mass M*<2.2x10^10 M_sun, which is significantly smaller than the one found in local galaxies hosting black holes with similar masses (M* \sim 10^12 M_sun). The detection of the [NII] emission at 205 micron suggests that the metallicity in BRI 0952-0115 is consistent with solar, implying that the chemical evolution has progressed very rapidly in this system. We also present PdBI observations of the [CII] emission line in SDSSJ1148+5251, one of the most distant quasar known, at z=6.4. We detect broad wings in the [CII] emission line, indicative of gas which is outflowing from the host galaxy. In particular, the extent of the wings, and the size of the [CII] emitting region associated to them, are indicative of a quasar-driven massive outflow with the highest outflow rate ever found (dM/dt>3500 M_sun/yr).
Proceedings of the NRAO meeting: The Interstellar Medium in High Redshift galaxies Comes of Age
http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.0695v1
astro-ph.CO; astro-ph.CO
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