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Microwave background temperature at a redshift of 6.34 from H2O absorption


NOEMA observations

The goal was noticed within the 3-mm wavelength band 1 (rest-frame 400 μm) with NOEMA as a part of venture S20DA (Principal Investigators: D. A. Riechers, F. Walter). Three partially overlapping spectral setups have been noticed beneath good climate circumstances between 26 July 2020 and 25 August 2020 with ten antennas in probably the most compact D configuration, utilizing a bandwidth of seven.7 GHz (twin polarization) at 2-MHz spectral decision per sideband. We additionally included beforehand revealed5 observations between 6 February 2012 and 31 Could 2012 within the A and D configurations tuned to 110.128 and 113.819 GHz, respectively, and beforehand unpublished observations between 1 June 2012 and 4 June 2012 and on 10 July 2017 within the D configuration tuned to 78.544 and 101.819 GHz taken as a part of initiatives V0BD, W058, and S17CC (Principal Investigator: D. A. Riechers), all utilizing 3.6 GHz of bandwidth (twin polarization), yielding 21 observing runs in whole. Close by radio quasars have been used for advanced acquire, bandpass and absolute flux calibration. The goal was additionally noticed within the 0.87-mm wavelength band 4 (rest-frame 122 μm) with NOEMA as a part of venture X0CC (Principal Investigator: D. A. Riechers). Observations have been carried out throughout three observing runs with six antennas within the A and C configurations beneath good climate circumstances between 4 December 2013 and 12 March 2015, with the band 4 receivers tuned to 335.5 GHz and utilizing a bandwidth of three.6 GHz (twin polarization). Close by radio quasars have been used for advanced acquire, bandpass and absolute flux calibration. The GILDAS bundle was used for information calibration and imaging. All 3-mm information have been mixed to a single visibility dice earlier than imaging. Imaging was carried out with pure baseline weighting. The band 4 information have been additionally imaged with Briggs strong weighting to extend the spatial decision. A map of the continuum emission on the frequency of the H2O line was created by averaging the visibility information over a bandwidth of two.04 GHz centred on the road. This vary was chosen to keep away from different strains within the bandpass. Continuum emission was subtracted from the H2O line dice within the visibility aircraft. Second 0 photographs of the road absorption have been created earlier than and after continuum subtraction by integrating the sign over a bandwidth of 100 MHz, similar to 395 km s−1. The ensuing r.m.s. noise ranges are supplied in Prolonged Knowledge Fig. 2. We additionally make use of beforehand revealed5 rest-frame 158-μm NOEMA information, which have been adopted with out additional modification.

Line and continuum parameters

The flux of the H2O(110–101) line was extracted by simultaneous Gaussian becoming of the road and continuum emission (together with a linear time period for the continuum) within the one-dimensional spectrum proven in Fig. 1, which was extracted from the picture dice. The supply is unresolved on the frequency of the H2O(110–101) line, such that the primary uncertainties are because of the slope of the continuum emission and the suitable becoming of different close by strains, specifically, CO(5–4). The uncertainties in these parameters are a part of the quoted uncertainties. We discover a line peak flux of −818 ± 145 μJy at a line full width half most (FWHM) of 507 ± 111 km s−1, centred at a frequency of 75.8948 GHz (±46 km s−1; the calibration uncertainties on the road FWHM and centre frequency are negligible and that on the road peak flux is <10%—that’s, minor in contrast with the measurement uncertainty). Given the remaining frequency of the road of 556.9359877 GHz, this corresponds to a redshift of 6.3383, which is per the systemic redshift of HFLS3 (z = 6.3335 and 6.3427 with uncertainties of ±14 and ±54 km s−1 at Gaussian FWHM of 243 ± 39 and 760 ± 152 km s−1, respectively, for the 2 velocity elements detected within the 158-μm [CII] line)5. For comparability, the H2O(202–111) and H2O(211–202) emission strains in HFLS3 have FWHM of 805 ± 129 and 927 ± 330 km s−1, respectively5—that’s, solely marginally broader than the 110–101 line on the present measurement uncertainties. The continuum flux on the line frequency is 396 ± 15 μJy, similar to 48% ± 9% of the absorption-line flux (the relative flux calibration uncertainty between the road and continuum emission is negligible). We additionally measured the 335.5-GHz continuum flux by two-dimensional becoming to the continuum emission within the visibility aircraft. We discover a flux of 33.9 ± 1.1 mJy, which agrees with earlier lower-resolution observations on the identical wavelength5. The key (minor) axis FWHM diameter of the supply is 0.617 ± 0.074 arcsec (0.37 ± 0.20 arcsec). This yields the bodily supply measurement quoted in the primary textual content on the redshift of HFLS3.

Brightness temperature distinction

The H2O(110–101) line results in a decrement in continuum photons from the starburst and, as such, is noticed as an absence of continuum emission at its frequency on the place of the starburst. It subsequently seems as adverse flux in a picture the place starburst continuum emission has been subtracted. As well as, (sub)millimetre-wavelength interferometric photographs reveal construction towards a flat sky background outlined by the large-scale CMB floor brightness, which the interferometer doesn’t detect itself resulting from its restricted spatial sampling. Subsequently the fraction of the sign because of the decrement in CMB photons on the place of the starburst not solely seems as adverse flux with out subtracting any additional sign but it surely additionally corresponds to an absence of continuum emission on the line frequency in apply. Because the mere presence of an absorption-line sign stronger than the measured continuum emission implies absorption towards the CMB, this interpretation is just not restricted by uncertainties within the galaxy continuum flux or uncertainties within the absolute flux calibration.

Line-excitation modelling

RADEX is a radiative switch program to analyse interstellar line spectra by calculating the intensities of atomic and molecular strains, assuming statistical equilibrium and contemplating collisional and radiative processes, in addition to radiation from background sources. Optical depth results are handled with an escape likelihood technique8. Research of close by star-forming galaxies present that the noticed absorption strengths of the ground-state H2O and H2O+ transitions are resulting from cooler fuel that’s positioned in entrance of, and irradiated by, a hotter background supply that’s emitting the infrared continuum mild that additionally excites the higher-level H2O emission strains11,29. We subsequently undertake the identical geometry for the modelling on this work, which is sufficiently handled inside RADEX (that’s, treating the mud continuum plus the CMB as background fields for the absorbing materials)8. The mud continuum emission is modelled as a gray physique with treating Tmud, βIR and the wavelength the place the mud optical depth reaches unity as free-fitting parameters for every mud continuum measurement and TCMB sampled by the fashions. The noticed spectral power distribution of HFLS3, together with all literature5 photometry and the measurements introduced on this work, is then handled because the distinction between the mud continuum and CMB background fields, such that the ensuing match parameters for the mud continuum supply change with TCMB in a self-consistent method. Within the RADEX fashions, we derive the H2O peak absorption depth into the CMB. We then multiply the most effective matching peak absorption depth discovered by RADEX with a Gaussian matched to the fitted line centroid and line width obtained from the noticed line profile in Fig. 2 to find out the mannequin line profile. On this strategy, the shallower absorption within the line wings both corresponds to a decrease filling issue of the H2O layer on the corresponding velocities or to decrease H2O column densities. Though collisions of H2O molecules with H2 is one other mechanism that may modify the extent populations particularly at very excessive fuel densities (which is a crucial mechanism for the cooling of low-excitation-temperature transitions of molecules like H2CO to under TCMB)12,30, the RADEX fashions present that they don’t have an effect on our findings (see Fig. 3c). We subsequently undertake fashions with basically no collisions by assuming a really low fuel density of n(H2) = 10 cm−3. We then examine our findings to these obtained when adopting circumstances which are much like these present in native starburst galaxies11 and to these discovered for high-density environments with n(H2) > 105 cm−3. The cross sections for collisions out of the 101 stage are at all times bigger than these out of the 110 stage, unbiased of the collision companion and the temperature at which the collisions happen31,32,33. Subsequently collisions can’t be chargeable for an over-proportional de-population of the 110 stage relative to the 101 floor state, and the online impact of together with collisions is a lower within the absorption depth into the CMB by decreasing the TCMB − Tex temperature distinction at very excessive fuel densities in contrast with instances with out collisions. For reference, the impact of collisions on the willpower of TCMB is negligible for the everyday circumstances present in native starbursts (that’s, n(H2) ~ 104 cm−3; Tkin = 20–180 Ok)11 and solely begins to have an effect for very excessive densities n(H2) > 105 cm−3. For a given continuum supply measurement, the constraints on TCMB would subsequently be tighter (that’s, would extra shortly turn into inconsistent with the observations) for the high-density case than for the case with out collisions, such that the latter strategy is extra conservative (see Fig. 3b). The general affect of collisional excitation would subsequently be extra stringent necessities on the supply measurement, masking fraction and water column, such that their inclusion would solely additional strengthen our conclusions. We notice that that is the other impact to the case of the research of ultraviolet strains3,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28, the place neglecting collisional excitation ends in much less conservative constraints on TCMB. If we have been to imagine that the H2O absorption have been to emerge from throughout the infrared continuum-emitting area, a bigger supply measurement would in all probability be required to acquire the identical absorption-line power resulting from a decreased efficient radiation area power from the starburst. Earlier modelling makes an attempt of close by galaxies assuming such geometries haven’t been capable of produce H2O(110–101) line absorption on the scales needed to clarify the observations of HFLS3, which can point out that much more advanced assumptions can be required11. Thus, the ensuing constraints would, as soon as once more, be much less conservative, maybe performing in an analogous method because the high-density case. Excluding each of those results from the fashions results in a maximally conservative estimate of TCMB and its uncertainties. Assuming a plane-parallel or comparable geometry as a substitute of a spherical geometry would solely have a minor affect on our findings8. The fashions proven in Fig. 3 assume a filling issue of unity, which is probably the most conservative potential assumption. A extra clumpy geometry with a decrease masking fraction stays potential for all TCMB values for which the expected absorption power exceeds the noticed worth (see shaded areas in Fig. 3b). For reference, the minimal masking fractions per the continuum measurement on the noticed sign power are proven for the totally different instances thought-about in Fig. 3. The road absorption can also be discovered to be optically thick, with an optical depth of τH2O = 21.1 for the answer proven in Fig. 2b. To find out the redshift above which the impact turns into observable (Fig. 3c), we fastened r108μm, Tmud, βIR and Mmud to the noticed values and the H2O column density to the worth similar to the mannequin spectrum. H2O line absorption into the mud continuum of HFLS3 would already turn into seen at z > 2.9, however absorption into the CMB solely turns into observable at z > 4.5 (or greater for H2 densities of >105 cm−3). These values account for modifications within the form of the mud grey-body spectrum (that’s, modifications within the relative availability of 538-μm and 108-μm photons) resulting from modifications in TCMB with redshift. To raised quantify the affect of various modelling parameters, we’ve got assorted Tmud and βIR past their beforehand estimated uncertainties (nominal reference values with out contemplating variations in TCMB from the literature are Tmud = ({63.3}_{-5.8}^{+5.4}) Ok and βIR = ({1.94}_{-0.09}^{+0.07}))5,6. That is needed as a result of each parameters are depending on the various TCMB in our fashions (and subsequently are altering parameters in Fig. 3b, c), such that their true uncertainties should be re-evaluated. We independently assorted βIR within the 1.6–2.4 vary and Tmud within the ±20 Ok vary as features of TCMB across the best-fit values. This exhibits that βIR > 2.0 and Tmud decrease by greater than 10 Ok from the most effective suits yield very poor suits to the spectral power distribution information, whereas ΔβIR > −0.1 under the best-fit worth would require a bigger continuum measurement than the measured r108μm + 1σ and subsequently are disfavoured by the scale constraint. Excluding these ranges, the extrema throughout this whole vary would prolong the uncertainty vary within the predicted TCMB by solely −1.7 and +5.4 Ok and −0.8 and +4.4 Ok for the r108μm + 1σ and r108μm + 2σ instances, respectively. For comparability, the distinction between the +1σ and +2σ uncertainty ranges is −3.6 and +3.8 Ok). This exhibits that the affect of the uncertainties within the mud spectral power distribution becoming parameters on these in TCMB are subdominant to these within the continuum measurement measurement. Conversely, we’ve got studied the affect of modifications in TCMB on the best-fit Tmud and βIR. For the values similar to r108μm + 1σ and r108μm + 2σ ranges, Tmud sometimes modifications by <0.5 Ok and βIR sometimes modifications by <0.1–0.2 when various the parameters independently. These modifications are bigger than the precise uncertainties, as a result of the match to the mud spectral power distribution turns into more and more poorer with these single-parameter variations. On the identical time, these modifications are subdominant to these induced by modifications in mud continuum measurement throughout the +1σ and +2σ uncertainty ranges, which is per our different findings.

Different H2O transitions in HFLS3

5 H2O strains have been beforehand detected in direction of HFLS3 (202–111, 211–202, 312–221, 312–303 and three21–312) and two further strains have been tentatively detected (413–404 and 422–413)5. The Jup = 3 transitions are resulting from ortho-H2O and all different transitions are resulting from para-H2O. All of those transitions seem in emission. Given the excessive essential densities of those transitions, our RADEX fashions can not reproduce the power of those strains as the identical time because the noticed ortho-H2O(110–101) absorption power, which means that they emerge from totally different fuel elements. For reference, to breed the power of the H2O(211–202) in Fig. 1 alone with collisional excitation, n(H2) = 2 × 107 cm−3 and Tkin = 200 Ok can be required, however the H2O(110–101) would not seem in absorption towards the CMB if it have been to emerge from the identical fuel element. That is per the image that the H2O absorption is because of a chilly fuel element alongside the road of sight to the nice and cozy fuel that provides rise to the emission strains11. Observations of the para-H2O(111–000) floor state don’t presently exist for HFLS3, however our fashions don’t present this line in absorption in direction of the CMB.

Origin of the decrease and higher limits on T

Our fashions present that the decrease restrict on TCMB at a given redshift primarily based on the noticed H2O absorption is because of the minimal ‘seed’ stage inhabitants because of the CMB black-body radiation area. To find out a conservative decrease restrict, we’ve got calculated fashions with continuum sizes as much as r108μm = 5 kpc (see Fig. 3b), similar to a +7.5σ deviation from the noticed continuum measurement, and recorded the temperatures at which such weakly constrained fashions flip into absorption. We discover that this ends in a decrease restrict of TCMB > 7–8 Ok, unbiased of the mannequin assumptions. This discovering alone doesn’t clarify the existence of an higher restrict in Fig. 3b. For a given measurement of the mud continuum emission, a rise in TCMB additionally requires a rise in Mmud to nonetheless reproduce the noticed mud spectral power distribution, which ends up in an efficient improve within the mud optical depth at a given wavelength. The results of a rising optical depth is that the grey-body spectrum between 538 and 108 μm more and more resembles a black-body spectrum and, therefore, a lower within the H2O absorption towards the CMB. This impact is chargeable for the higher restrict in allowed TCMB for a given mud continuum measurement and absorption power.

Uncertainties of T
CMB measurements

The uncertainties proven for the literature information in Fig. 4 are adopted from the literature sources with out modification, they usually sometimes characterize the statistical uncertainties from the person measurements or pattern averages. Particular person cluster measurements of the thermal SZ impact could also be affected by mud related to foreground galaxies or the Milky Manner, the galaxy clusters or background galaxies which may be amplified by gravitational lensing, uncertainties within the reconstruction of the Compton-y parameter maps resulting from flux uncertainties, radio emission resulting from energetic galactic nuclei and/or relics, the kinetic and relativistic SZ results, and normal bandpass and calibration uncertainties17. Moreover, uncertainties on the cluster geometry—and subsequently line-of-sight journey distance of the CMB photons via the cluster—and on the temperature of the intra-cluster fuel restrict the precision of particular person SZ measurements. Pattern averages may be affected by systematics within the stacking procedures. Particular person information factors deviate by as much as a minimum of two customary deviations from the pattern, which can point out residual uncertainties past the statistical error bars supplied, such that the error bars proven in Fig. 4 are underestimated. The primary supply of uncertainty for the ultraviolet absorption-line-based measurements are because of the assumption of no collisional excitation, which isn’t taken into consideration within the statistical uncertainties proven in Fig. 4. Makes an attempt to take this impact into consideration seem to counsel considerably bigger uncertainties than indicated by particular person error bars27 (Fig. 4). To increase on earlier estimates21, we’ve got calculated RADEX fashions for typical Tkin, n(H) and column densities discovered from [CI] measurements within the diffuse interstellar medium34, which means that collisional excitation contributes to the expected Tex of the decrease fine-structure transition. Though we present the unique unmodified information, the ultraviolet-based measurements are subsequently topic to uncertainties resulting from model-dependent excitation corrections along with the statistical uncertainties. Moreover, the fine-structure ranges of tracers just like the [CI] strains could be excited by ultraviolet excitation and following cascades. To constrain TCMB primarily based on these measurements, the kinetic temperature, particle density and native ultraviolet radiation area have to be recognized, and are sometimes decided primarily based on tracers aside from the species used to constrain TCMB. Additionally, some measurements are primarily based on spectrally unresolved strains, which limits the precision of kinetic temperature measurements primarily based on thermal broadening21. Owing to those uncertainties, the ultraviolet absorption-line-based measurements are in all probability per the usual ΛCDM worth, however they don’t represent a direct measurement of TCMB with out notable additional assumptions. For reference, the median TCMB/(1 + z) estimate primarily based on the [CI] measurements alone (excluding higher limits) is 3.07 Ok, with a median absolute deviation of 0.09 Ok and an ordinary deviation of 0.31 Ok. Subsequently the present pattern median deviates from the ΛCDM worth by about one customary deviation. A mix of the (uncorrected) measurements primarily based on CO, [CI] and [CII] offers a median worth of two.84 Ok, with a median absolute deviation of 0.15 Ok and an ordinary deviation of 0.25 Ok. This highlights the significance of the corrections mentioned above and within the literature and the worth of measurements with systematic uncertainties that differ from this technique to acquire a extra full image. The primary supply of uncertainty of the H2O-based measurements, past the caveats acknowledged within the line-excitation-modelling part, are the statistical uncertainties on the supply measurement, the dearth of a direct measurement of the absorbing H2O column density, variations within the mud mass absorption coefficient and the filling issue. Given the excessive metallicity recommended by different molecular line detections, the limitation to excessive filling components because of the supply measurement and the constraint on the fuel mass from dynamical mass measurements, the primary supply of uncertainty resides within the supply measurement resulting from restricted spatial decision within the present information. As such, main enhancements ought to be potential by acquiring greater, (sub-)kpc decision (that’s, <0.2”) imaging with the Atacama Massive Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA; for different targets) and deliberate upgrades to NOEMA, and, sooner or later, with the Subsequent Era Very Massive Array (ngVLA). Statistical uncertainties may also be vastly decreased by observing bigger samples of huge star-forming galaxies over the whole redshift vary the place measurements are potential, closing the hole to SZ-based research, that are presently restricted to z < 1. The ensuing enchancment in precision will present the constraints which are needed to verify or problem the evolution of the CMB temperature with redshift predicted by customary cosmological fashions.

Accessibility of the road sign

The frequency vary presently coated by NOEMA is 70.4–119.3, 127.0–182.9 and 196.1–276.0 GHz (with vastly decreased sensitivity above about 115 and 180 GHz within the first two frequency ranges). ALMA covers the 84–500-GHz vary with gaps at 116–125 and 373–385 GHz, with a future extension all the way down to 65 GHz (with vastly decreased sensitivity under about 67 GHz). The ngVLA is envisioned to cowl the 70–116-GHz vary. Excluding areas of poor atmospheric transparency, the H2O(110–101) line is subsequently observable in these frequency ranges at redshifts of z = 0.1–0.4, 0.5–2.0, 2.1–3.4 and three.8–6.9 in precept, however the detectability of the road in absorption towards the CMB might be restricted to the z ~ 4.5–6.9 vary if the spectral power distribution form of HFLS3 is consultant. At decrease frequencies, the Karl G. Jansky Very Massive Array and, sooner or later, ALMA and the ngVLA additionally present entry to the <52-GHz vary, such that the sign additionally turns into observable at z > 9.7 in precept. In conclusion, the absorption of the ground-state H2O transition towards the CMB recognized right here could possibly be traced from the bottom in direction of star-forming galaxies throughout a lot of the first roughly 1.5 billion years of cosmic historical past.

Detectability of the road sign for various spectral power distribution shapes

To analyze whether or not the impact is anticipated to be detectable for various galaxy populations, we’ve got utilized our modelling to the z = 3.9 quasar APM 08279+5255, for which the mud spectral power distribution consists of a dominant 220-Ok mud element and a weaker 65-Ok mud element, contributing solely 10–15% to the far-infrared luminosity35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46. The fashions counsel that the road is anticipated to happen in emission and that it will not be anticipated to be detectable in absorption at any redshift out to a minimum of z = 12 in galaxies with comparable mud spectral power distributions. Different far-infrared-luminous, high-redshift, energetic galactic nucleus host galaxies sometimes present a stronger relative contribution of their lower-temperature mud elements, such that the impact might stay detectable in much less excessive instances. For galaxies with decrease mud temperatures than HFLS3, the impact could also be current even at decrease redshifts, however is often anticipated to be weaker typically and to vanish at redshifts the place TCMB approaches their Tmud. For a mud spectral power distribution form resembling the central area of the Milky Manner however in any other case comparable properties, the impact is anticipated to be decreased by greater than two orders of magnitude at its redshift peak, and to turn into just about unobservable on the redshift of HFLS3. Thus, dusty starburst galaxies seem like a number of the finest environments to detect the impact.

Derivation of equation of state parameters

To find out the adiabatic index, we assume an ordinary Friedmann–Lemaitre–Robertson–Walker cosmology with zero curvature and a matter-radiation fluid that follows the usual adiabatic equation of state quoted in the primary textual content. This could correspond to a redshift scaling TCMB(z) = TCMB(z = 0)*(1 + z)3(γ − 1) within the presence of a darkish power density that doesn’t scale with redshift. The darkish power density is parameterized to scale with an influence legislation (1 + z)m, the place m = 0 corresponds to a cosmological fixed. With customary assumptions, this yields a redshift scaling of TCMB (ref. 15):

$${T}_{CMB}(z)={T}_{CMB}(z=0){(1+z)}^{3(gamma -1)}{left[frac{(m-3{varOmega }_{m,0})+m{(1+z)}^{(m-3)}({varOmega }_{m,0}-1)}{(m-3){varOmega }_{m,0}}right]}^{(gamma -1)}$$

and an efficient darkish power equation of state Pde = weffρde, the place the efficient equation of state parameter weff = (m/3) − 1. This becoming operate is used right here with a canonical worth of Ωm,0 = 0.315 (ref. 4). The uncertainty of Ωm,0 is small in contrast with all different sources of uncertainty and, therefore, is uncared for. All information used within the becoming are supplied in Prolonged Knowledge Desk 1 (refs. 36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46).




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