We present the first results of the measurements of angular auto-correlation functions (ACFs) of X-ray point sources detected in the XMM-Newton observations of the similar to 2 deg(2) COSMOS field ( COSMOS XMM-Newton). Significant positive signals have been detected in the 0.5-2 (SFT) band, in the angle range of 0.5'-24', while the positive signals were at the similar to 2 and similar to 3 sigma levels in the 2-4.5 (MED) and 4.5-10 (UHD) keV bands, respectively. Correctly taking integral constraints into account is a major limitation in interpreting our results. With power-law fits to the ACFs without the integral constraint term, we find correlation lengths of theta(c) 1: 900 +/- 0: 300, 0: 800 +(0.5/)(-0.4):500 0: 400, and 600 200 for the SFT, MED, and UHD bands, respectively, for 1:8. The inferred comoving correlation lengths, also taking into account the bias by the source merging due to XMM-Newton PSF, are r(c) approximate to 9: 8 +/- 0: 7, 5: 8+(1: 4/)(-1.7) and 12 +/- 2 h(-1) Mpc at the effective redshifts of (Z) over bar (eff) approximate to 1: 1, 0.9, and 0.6 for the SFT, MED, and UHD bands, respectively. If we include the integral constraint term in the fitting process, assuming that the power law extends to the scale length of the entire COSMOS XMM-Newton field, the correlation lengths become larger by similar to 20%-90%. Comparing the inferred rms fluctuations of the spatial distribution of AGNs (sigma 8,AGN) with those of the underlying mass, the bias parameters of the X-ray source clustering at these effective redshifts are in the range b(AGN) 1: 5-4.
The XMM-Newton wide-field survey in the COSMOS field. V angular clustering of the X-ray point sources / T. Miyaji, G. Zamorani, N. Cappelluti, R. Gilli, R.E. Griffiths, A. Comastri, G. Hasinger, M. Brusa, F. Fiore, S. Puccetti, L. Guzzo, A. Finoguenov. - In: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES. - ISSN 0067-0049. - 172:1(2007), pp. 396-405.
|Titolo:||The XMM-Newton wide-field survey in the COSMOS field. V angular clustering of the X-ray point sources|
|Parole Chiave:||galaxies : active; quasars : general; X-rays : galaxies|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/516579|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|