author={Christopher L. Carilli and Ran Wang and X. L. Fan and Fabian Walter and Jaron Daniel Kurk and Dominik A. Riechers and Jeff Wagg and Joseph F. Hennawi and L. Jiang and K.M.Menten and Frank Bertoldi and Michael A. Strauss and Pierre Cox},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We analyze the size evolution of H II regions around 27 quasars between z = 5.7 and 6.4 ("quasar near zones" or NZs). We include more sources than previous studies, and we use more accurate redshifts for the host galaxies, with eight CO molecular line redshifts and nine Mg II redshifts. We confirm the trend for an increase in NZ size with decreasing redshift, with the luminosity-normalized proper size evolving as R _(NZ,corrected) = (7.4 ± 0.3) – (8.0 ± 1.1) × (z – 6) Mpc. While derivation of… Expand

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