We present measurements of the small-scale (0.1 <~ r <~ 1 h -1 Mpc) quasar two-point correlation function at z>2.9, for a flux-limited (i < 21) sample of 15 binary quasars compiled by Hennawi et al. The amplitude of the small-scale clustering increases from z ~ 3 to z ~ 4. The small-scale clustering amplitude is comparable to or lower than power-law extrapolations (assuming a fixed slope γ = 2) from the large-scale correlation function of the i < 20.2 quasar sample from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Using simple prescriptions relating quasars to dark matter halos, we model the observed small-scale clustering with halo occupation models. We found that the level of small-scale clustering favors an active fraction of black holes in (M >~ 1013 h -1 M sun) satellite halos fs >~ 0.1 at z >~ 3.

BINARY QUASARS AT HIGH REDSHIFT. II. SUB-Mpc CLUSTERING ATz? 3-4

GIOCOLI, CARLO;
2010

Abstract

We present measurements of the small-scale (0.1 <~ r <~ 1 h -1 Mpc) quasar two-point correlation function at z>2.9, for a flux-limited (i < 21) sample of 15 binary quasars compiled by Hennawi et al. The amplitude of the small-scale clustering increases from z ~ 3 to z ~ 4. The small-scale clustering amplitude is comparable to or lower than power-law extrapolations (assuming a fixed slope γ = 2) from the large-scale correlation function of the i < 20.2 quasar sample from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Using simple prescriptions relating quasars to dark matter halos, we model the observed small-scale clustering with halo occupation models. We found that the level of small-scale clustering favors an active fraction of black holes in (M >~ 1013 h -1 M sun) satellite halos fs >~ 0.1 at z >~ 3.
Yue Shen;Joseph F. Hennawi;Francesco Shankar;Adam D. Myers;Michael A. Strauss;S. G. Djorgovski;Xiaohui Fan;Carlo Giocoli;Ashish Mahabal;Donald P. Schneider;David H. Weinberg
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