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The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR16 luminous red galaxy and emission line galaxy samples: cosmic distance and structure growth measurements using multiple tracers in configuration space

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  • Yuting Wang
  • Gong-Bo Zhao
  • Cheng Zhao
  • Oliver H. E. Philcox
  • Shadab Alam
  • Amélie Tamone
  • Arnaud de Mattia
  • Ashley J. Ross
  • Anand Raichoor
  • Etienne Burtin
  • Romain Paviot
  • Sylvain de la Torre
  • Will J. Percival
  • Kyle S. Dawson
  • Héctor Gil-Marín
  • Julian E. Bautista
  • Jiamin Hou
  • John A. Peacock
  • Vanina Ruhlmann-Kleider
  • Hélion du Mas des Bourboux
  • Johan Comparat
  • Stephanie Escoffier
  • Eva-Maria Mueller
  • Jeffrey A. Newman
  • Graziano Rossi
  • Arman Shafieloo
  • Donald P. Schneider
We perform a multi-tracer analysis using the complete Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV (SDSS-IV) extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) DR16 luminous red galaxy (LRG) and the DR16 emission line galaxy (ELG) samples in the configuration space, and successfully detect a cross correlation between the two samples, and find the growth rate to be fσ8=0.342±0.085 (∼25 per cent accuracy) from the cross sample alone. We perform a joint measurement of the baryonic acoustic oscillation (BAO) and redshift space distortion (RSD) parameters at a single effective redshift of zeff=0.77, using the auto- and cross-correlation functions of the LRG and ELG samples, and find that the comoving angular diameter distance DM(zeff)/rd=18.93±0.37, the Hubble distance DH(zeff)/rd=19.65±0.54, and fσ8(zeff)=0.445±0.038, which is consistent with a ΛCDM model at 68% CL. Compared to the single-tracer analysis on the LRG sample, the Figure of Merit (FoM) of α⊥,α|| and fσ8 is improved by a factor of 1.18 in our multi-tracer analysis, and in particular, the statistical uncertainty of fσ8 is reduced by 11.6%.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 21 Aug 2020


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