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1988ApJ...335..104M 21 CENTIMETER SURVEY OF LUMINOUS INFRARED GALAXIES I. F. MIRABEL California Institute of Technology; and Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico AND D. B. SANDERS Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology Received 1988 March 21; accepted 1988 May 26 ABSTRACT The results from an Arecibo 21 cm survey of an unbiased sample of the most luminous far-infrared galaxies in the local universe (z <= 0.1) are reported. Ninety-two galaxies with far-infrared luminosities in the range of 2 x 10^10^ L_sun_ <= L_fir_ <= 2 x 10^12^ L_sun_ were surveyed: 88 were detected in the 21 cm line of atomic hydrogen, and the radio continuum flux was determined for 80 galaxies in the sample. There is a correlation between the radio continuum and the far-infrared emission in this sample of galaxies. A high fraction of the H I profiles have structures that are indicative of large-scale dynamical disruptions. The masses of atomic hydrogen are in the range of 5 x 10^8^ M_sun_ to 3 x 10^10^ M_sun_ and are only loosely correlated with the far-infrared luminosities. A striking result from this survey is that 20% of the H I probes show absorption features extending over several hundred km s^-1^, up to 1000 km s^-1^, with total column densities up to 10^22^ atoms cm^-2^. The rate of detection of H I absorption increases with increasing far-infrared luminosity, and in the most luminous objects there is strong evidence for large amounts of turbulent atomic gas concentrated in the nuclear regions. As in galaxies with active nuclei and quasars, luminous infrared galaxies show a net statistical offset of the optical radial velocities relative to the systemic velocities determined from the 21 cm line observations. Subject headings: infrared: sources - radio sources: galaxies - radio sources: 21 cm radiation
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