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11 February 2011

The Halo Occupation Distribution of Black Holes

Authors: Colin DeGraf, Matthew Oborski, Tiziana Di Matteo, Suchetana Chatterjee, Daisuke Nagai, Zheng Zheng, Jonathan Richardson

This paper investigates the halo occupation distribution (HOD) of black holes within a hydrodynamic cosmological simulation that directly follows black hole growth. Functional fits are derived for the number of BH per halo mass,  the conditional mass function of BHs, and the radial distribution of BHs.

1 comment:

  1. It would be interesting to see in Fig. 1 the number of subhalos above the threshold mass for seed BHs.

    There are a few unclear issues about fig. 7:
    - how come the fraction for the most massive halos is small?
    - why the fraction rise at z=1 and low halo masses?
    - how the population of massive BHs is distributed over the range of halo mass?