Fully Coupled Simulation of Cosmic Reionization. III. Stochastic Early Reionization by the Smallest Galaxies

@article{Norman2018FullyCS,
  title={Fully Coupled Simulation of Cosmic Reionization. III. Stochastic Early Reionization by the Smallest Galaxies},
  author={Michael L. Norman and Peng-fei Chen and John H. Wise and Haoting Xu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2018}
}
Previously we identified a new class of early galaxy that we estimate contributes up to 30% of the ionizing photons responsible for reionization. These are low-mass halos in the range = 106.5–108 that have been chemically enriched by supernova ejecta from prior Population III star formation. Despite their low star formation rates, these metal cooling halos (MCs) are significant sources of ionizing radiation, especially at the onset of reionization, owing to their high number density and… Expand

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