Testing for X-ray–SZ differences and redshift evolution in the X-ray morphology of galaxy clusters

@inproceedings{Nurgaliev2017TestingFX,
  title={Testing for X-ray–SZ differences and redshift evolution in the X-ray morphology of galaxy clusters},
  author={Daniyar Rashidovich Nurgaliev and Michael McDonald and Brian A. Benson and Lindsey Bleem and Sebastian Bocquet and William R. Forman and Gordon P. Garmire and Nayantara Gupta and Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and Joseph J. Mohr and Daisuke Nagai and Daniela Rapetti and Antony A. Stark and Christopher W. Stubbs and Alexey A. Vikhlinin},
  year={2017}
}
We present a quantitative study of the X-ray morphology of galaxy clusters, as a function of their detection method and redshift. We analyze two separate samples of galaxy clusters: a sample of 36 clusters at 0.35 < z < 0.9 selected in the X-ray with the ROSAT PSPC 400 deg(2) survey, and a sample of 90 clusters at 0.25 < z < 1.2 selected via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect with the South Pole Telescope. Clusters from both samples have similar-quality Chandra observations, which allow us to… CONTINUE READING