A High-resolution Survey of Low-redshift Qso Absorption Lines: Statistics and Physical Conditions of O Vi Absorbers

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Using high-resolution ultraviolet spectra of 16 low−z QSOs obtained with the E140M echelle mode of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, we study the physical conditions and statistics of O VI absorption in the intergalactic medium (IGM) at z < 0.5. We identify 51 intervening (zabs ≪ zQSO) O VI systems comprised of 77 individual components, and we find… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tripp2008AHS, title={A High-resolution Survey of Low-redshift Qso Absorption Lines: Statistics and Physical Conditions of O Vi Absorbers}, author={Todd M. Tripp and Kenneth. R. Sembach and David V. Bowen and Blair D. Savage and Edward B. Jenkins and Nicolas Lehner and Philipp Richter}, year={2008} }