A Sunyaev–Zel’dovich take on cluster radio haloes – I. Global scaling and bi‐modality using Planck data

@article{Basu2011AST,
  title={A Sunyaev–Zel’dovich take on cluster radio haloes – I. Global scaling and bi‐modality using Planck data},
  author={Kaustuv Basu},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={421}
}
  • K. Basu
  • Published 11 November 2011
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
Giant radio haloes in galaxy clusters are the primary evidence for the existence of relativistic particles (cosmic rays) and magnetic fields over Mpc scales. Observational tests for the different theoretical models explaining their powering mechanism have so far been obtained through X-ray selection of clusters, e.g. by comparing cluster X-ray luminosities with radio halo power. Here we present the first global scaling relations between radio halo power and integrated Sunyaev–Zel’dovich (SZ… 

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