Minor versus major mergers: the stellar mass growth of massive galaxies from z=3 using number density selection techniques

Ownsworth, Jamie R. ; Conselice, Christopher J. ; Mortlock, Alice ; Hartley, William G. ; Almaini, Omar ; Duncan, Ken ; Mundy, Carl J.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2014, vol. 445, no. 3, p. 2198-2213

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    We present a study on the stellar mass growth of the progenitors of local massive galaxies with a variety of number density selections with n≤1×10−4 Mpc−3 (corresponding to M*=1011.24 M⊙ at z=0.3) in the redshift range 0.3