Hot Baryons and the Distribution of Metals in the Intergalactic Medium


We use the observed number and column-density distributions of intergalactic O VI absorbers to constrain the distribution of metals in the low-redshift intergalactic medium (IGM). In this simple model the metals in the O VI absorbers are assumed to be produced in and propagated from lowredshift galaxies drawn from a real sample, in this case the Sloan… (More)


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