We present the first measurement of the projected correlation function of 485 Î³-ray-selected blazars, divided into 175 BL Lacertae (BL Lacs) and 310 flat-spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs) detected in the 2 year all-sky survey by the Fermi-Large Area Telescope. We find that Fermi BL Lacs and FSRQs reside in massive dark matter halos (DMHs) with log Mh = 13.35-0.14+0.20 and log Mh = 13.40-0.19+0.15 h-1 Mâ, respectively, at low (z â¼ 0.4) and high (z â¼ 1.2) redshift. In terms of clustering properties, these results suggest that BL Lacs and FSRQs are similar objects residing in the same dense environment typical of galaxy groups, despite their different spectral energy distributions, power, and accretion rates. We find no difference in the typical bias and hosting halo mass between Fermi blazars and radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGNs), supporting the unification scheme simply equating radio-loud objects with misaligned blazar counterparts. This similarity in terms of the typical environment they preferentially live in, suggests that blazars tend to occupy the center of DMHs, as already pointed out for radio-loud AGNs. This implies, in light of several projects looking for the Î³-ray emission from DMannihilation in galaxy clusters, a strong contamination from blazars to the expected signal from DM annihilation.
|Titolo:||Clustering of Gamma-ray-selected 2LAC Fermi blazars|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/797/2/96|
|Parole Chiave:||Dark matter; Galaxies: Active; Large-scale structure of universe; Surveys; X-rays: General; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Space and Planetary Science|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|