The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample : measuring the evolution of the growth rate using redshift-space distortions between redshift 0.8 and 2.2
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We measure the growth rate and its evolution using the anisotropic clustering of the extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) Data Release 14 (DR14) quasar sample, which includes 148 659 quasars covering the wide redshift range of 0.8 < z < 2.2 and a sky area of 2112.90 deg2. To optimize measurements we deploy a redshift-dependent weighting scheme, which allows us to avoid binning and perform the data analysis consistently including the redshift evolution across the sample. We perform the analysis in Fourier space, and use the redshift evolving power spectrum multipoles to measure the redshift-space distortion parameter fσ8 and parameters controlling the anisotropic projection of the cosmological perturbations. We measure fσ8(z = 1.52) = 0.43 ± 0.05 and dfσ8/dz(z = 1.52) = -0.16 ± 0.08, consistent with the expectation for a lambda cold dark matter cosmology as constrained by the Planck experiment.
Ruggeri , R , Percival , W J , Gil Marin , H , Beutler , F , Mueller , E M , Zhu , F , Padmanabhan , N , Zhao , G-B , Zarrouk , P , Sanchez , A G , Bautista , J , Brinkmann , J , Brownstein , J R , Baumgarten , F , Chuang , C H , Dawson , K , Seo , H-J , Tojeiro , R & Zhao , C 2019 , ' The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample : measuring the evolution of the growth rate using redshift-space distortions between redshift 0.8 and 2.2 ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 483 , no. 3 , pp. 3878–3887 . https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty3395
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DescriptionFunding: RR and WJP acknowledge support from the European Research Council through the Darksurvey grant 614030. WJP also acknowledges support from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council grant ST/N000668/1, and the UK Space Agency grant ST/N00180X/1. Funding for SDSS-III and SDSS-IV has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Participating Institutions. Additional funding for SDSS-III comes from the National Science Foundationa nd the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
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