The Sunyaev Zel'dovich temperature of the intracluster medium

Kay, S.T., Powell, L.C., Liddle, A.R. and Thomas, P.A. (2008) The Sunyaev Zel'dovich temperature of the intracluster medium. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 386 (4). pp. 2110-2114. ISSN 0035-8711

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The relativistic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect offers a method, independent of X-ray, for measuring the temperature of the intracluster medium (ICM) in the hottest systems. Here, using N-body/hydrodynamic simulations of three galaxy clusters, we compare the two quantities for a non-radiative ICM, and for one that is subject both to radiative cooling and to strong energy feedback from galaxies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: hydrodynamics - methods: numerical - X-rays: galaxies: clusters.
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Depositing User: Sarah Pelling
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 08:22

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