Erratum: Molecular Outflows in z > 6 Unobscured QSO Hosts Driven by Star Formation (Astrophysical Journal (2023) 944 (134) 

Kirsty M. Butler, Paul P. van der Werf, Theodoros Topkaras, Matus Rybak, Bram P. Venemans, Fabian Walter, Roberto Decarli

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In this erratum, we correct a mistake in the derivation of OH 119 µm equivalent width in two sources: J2310+1855 and P183+05. Consequently, we also correct the molecular gas outflow mass, mass outflow rate (MOFR), momentum flux, kinetic energy flux, and depletion times as the derivation of these values involves the equivalent width. We provide an updated version of Table 3 from the published article, and of Figures 3, 5, and 6. We no longer find significantly larger OH 119 µm absorption EWs in our unobscured QSO sources with respect to the high-z DSFGs from the literature Spilker et al. (2020a, 2020b). Furthermore, the MOFR, momentum flux, and kinetic energy of the molecular outflows in J2310+1855 and P183+05, as traced by the blueshifted OH 119 µm absorption, are now all significantly offset to lower values with respect to the trends with far-infrared (FIR) luminosity seen in high-z DSFGs (Spilker et al. 2020a, 2020b). Even with an assumed 50% contribution to the FIR luminosity from the central active nucleus, both galaxies appear to have suppressed outflow properties. The star formation rate (SFR) exceeds the MOFR in both sources and is therefore the dominant mechanism responsible for depleting the molecular gas reservoir in these systems. The original conclusion of the published article is therefore unchanged and even reinforced. We would like to thank Tom Bakx for bringing this error to our attention.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Erratum van 10.3847/1538-4357/acad03


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