Entropy Profiles in the Cores of Cooling Flow Clusters of Galaxies

@inproceedings{Donahue2008EntropyPI,
  title={Entropy Profiles in the Cores of Cooling Flow Clusters of Galaxies},
  author={Megan Donahue and Donald J. Horner and Kenneth W. Cavagnolo and G. Mark Voit},
  year={2008}
}
The X-ray properties of a relaxed cluster of galaxies are determined primarily by its gravitational potential well and the entropy distribution of its intracluster gas. That entropy distribution reflects both the accretion history of the cluster and the feedback processes which limit the condensation of intracluster gas. Here we present Chandra observations of the core entropy profiles of nine classic “cooling-flow” clusters that appear relaxed and contain intracluster gas with a cooling time… CONTINUE READING