Equilibrium Models of Galaxy Clusters with Cooling, Heating, and Conduction

@inproceedings{Brggen2003EquilibriumMO,
  title={Equilibrium Models of Galaxy Clusters with Cooling, Heating, and Conduction},
  author={Marcus Br{\"u}ggen},
  year={2003}
}
  • Marcus Brüggen
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • It is generally argued that most clusters of galaxies host cooling flows in which radiative cooling in the center causes a slow inflow. However, recent observations by Chandra and XMM conflict with the predicted cooling flow rates. Among other mechanisms, heating by a central active galactic nucleus and thermal conduction have been invoked in order to account for the small mass deposition rates. Here we present a family of hydrostatic models for the intracluster medium where radiative losses… CONTINUE READING

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