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dc.contributor.authorTisanic, K.
dc.contributor.authorSmolcic, V.
dc.contributor.authorDelhaize, J.
dc.contributor.authorNovak, M.
dc.contributor.authorIntema, Hubertus
dc.contributor.authorDelvecchio, I.
dc.contributor.authorSchinnerer, E.
dc.contributor.authorZamorani, G.
dc.identifier.citationTisanic, K. and Smolcic, V. and Delhaize, J. and Novak, M. and Intema, H. and Delvecchio, I. and Schinnerer, E. et al. 2017. Average radio spectral energy distribution of highly star-forming galaxies. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. 12 (S333): pp. 191-194.

The infrared-radio correlation (IRRC) offers a way to assess star formation from radio emission. Multiple studies found the IRRC to decrease with increasing redshift. This may in part be due to the lack of knowledge about the possible radio spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of star-forming galaxies. We constrain the radio SED of a complete sample of highly star-forming galaxies (SFR > 100 M?/ yr) based on the VLA-COSMOS 1.4 GHz Joint and 3 GHz Large Project catalogs. We reduce archival GMRT 325 MHz and 610 MHz observations, broadening the rest-frame frequency range to 0.3-15 GHz. Employing survival analysis and fitting a double power law SED, we find that the slope steepens from a spectral index of a1 = 0.51±0.04 below 4.5 GHz to a2 = 0.98±0.07 above 4.5 GHz. Our results suggest that the use of a K-correction assuming a single power-law radio SED for star forming galaxies is likely not the root cause of the IRRC trend.

dc.titleAverage radio spectral energy distribution of highly star-forming galaxies
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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