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Original languageEnglish
Article number100
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
Journal publication date10 Jul 2018
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2018


We report the results of a search for serendipitous [CII] 157.74$\mu$m emitters at $z\sim4.4$-$4.7$ using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The search exploits the AS2UDS continuum survey, which covers ~50 arcmin$^2$ of the sky towards 695 luminous ($S_{870}\gtrsim1$mJy) submillimeter galaxies (SMGs), selected from the SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey (S2CLS) 0.96deg$^2$ Ultra Deep Survey (UDS) field. We detect ten candidate line emitters, with an expected false detection rate of ten percent. All of these line emitters correspond to 870$\mu$m continuum-detected sources in AS2UDS. The emission lines in two emitters appear to be high-J CO, but the remainder have multi-wavelength properties consistent with [CII] from $z\simeq4.5$ galaxies. Using our sample, we place a lower limit of $>5\times10^{-6}$Mpc$^{-3}$ on the space density of luminous ($L_{\rm IR} \simeq 10^{13}$Lsun) SMGs at $z=4.40$-$4.66$, suggesting $\ge7$percent of SMGs with $S_{870\mu{\rm m}}\gtrsim1$mJy lie at $4


© 2018 The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. 16 pages, 10 figures, accepted for publication in ApJ

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